diumenge, 10 de febrer de 2008

The perfum

This is one of my favourite books and I have already read it twice.
The story takes place in the 18th century in France. It's about a man who has got an extra developed sense of smell and first he started creating incredible perfums which smell so good. But lately, he wants to create a special fragance, the best in the worl, and to do this, he doesn't need flowers, he needed young and beautiful girls. Jean-Baptiste, which is his name, thinks that young girls have got the best smell of the world and he wants to posses that. Then, he became a murder who kills the most beautiful girls in France and after he covers them with fat to extract their smells. Finally, he gets his goal but he is caught by the police and the people decide to kill him. But when he is ready to be killed, he opens the bottle with the perfum in it and the people, when they smell that excelent creation decide to let him free. Jean-Baptiste returs to Paris but there he feels that his live hasn't any sense and he decide to die.

1 comentari:

Barrie ha dit...

Hi Claudia, thanks for your post. I have also read the Perfume and I agree with you, but I remember a different end.How can that be?