Friday, 15 March 2013

El Perfume. Draft of the review. Tatiana and Sara

El Perfume by Patrick Suskind


Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is an uncommon character who is made for people that love different and excellent jobs, Grenouille is a particular and, most of all, a bizarre man whose life is not a banal one and whose desires are not the one that people use to have.


In this magnificent book Patrick Süskind go back to the Bildungsroman that is a literary genre that focuses on the psychological and moral growth of the protagonist, that in this case is called Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, from youth to adulthood and in which change is thus extremely important. El Perfume is narrated with unique and exquisite description, that makes this book one of the best suspense books ever done. 

Coldness is the word that describes Jean-Baptiste that is an abominable man whose mind is a kind of wicked, however with that wicked mind he can do a lot of  astounding things and, the most important fact is that, those things are done by a zealous guy that during all his wretched life is looking for his place in that world that does not seem to be made for him.

This is an unforgettable character was created by Patrick Süskind in El Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (1985) who is a German writer and screenwriter, and who is recognized for this magnificent m¡novel, this novel was made into a film in 2006 by Tom Tykwer and is the only story of his to have reached the cinema to date. With more than 12 million copies sold and translations into 46 languages, he is probably the most well-known contemporary German writer in the world


  1. Dear Tatiana:
    In order to enrich your review I suggest that you recall what reading this book was like. How old were you when you read it, why was it an important reading experience, what do you remember the most about it...

  2. Thank you teacher, this is just a draft, we are going to take in account those important aspects.