The Pigeon. Patrick Suskind, Author, John E. Woods, Translator, Richard Belzer, Translator Knopf Publishing Group $ (p) ISBN Set in Paris and attracting comparisons with Franz Kafka and Edgar Allan Poe, ” The Pigeon” is Patrick Suskind’s tense, disturbing follow-up to. Patrick Süskind’s novel ‘Perfume’ has to be one of my all time That is until the day a pigeon is sat on his doorstep as he tries to go to the.
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What makes this work all the more is that in the first five pages you have pretty much been given his life, which equates to his parents vanishing, living with horrid relatives, serving for the army and then having thirty years of the utterly mundane and simply working to eat and by a room with a shared toilet in Paris. That is until the day a pigeon is sat on his doorstep as he tries to go to the bathroom, something that causes Jonathan to have a complete nervous breakdown, to both comic ptrick emotional extremes, which seems to have been waiting to happen for forty or so years.
It will also have you wondering what small incident or happening could change your life forever. A book that will: Suskinr, serendipitously I considered picking up a copy of this over the weekend to read. I think Perfume is one of only tenish titles I have re-read more than once, I love it — despite its darkness. Maybe I should try this again. I think if you read suskinv soon after Perfume because of Perfume you might be disapointed, but I last read Perfume about five years ago. But it sounds like I definitely need to read Perfuse at some point-good thing I picked up a copy at my last library sale!
The film is such a bad version of the book, I had to quit watching it I was getting so angry. I dont have the cover shown I know, I know but I loved this one the have done the same to Perfume which looks gorgeous too! So my sister reading Pride and Prejudice at 12 annoys me!
Loved Perfume though — must re-read both. This concludes with Orpheus and Jesus comparing their different experiences of death conquered by love! I havent read any of the other three books you have read that often… I might have to try them! I think this sounds quite good, although I was indifferent to Perfume I did love the style of writing and its certainly one that Ill never forget.
I like the idea of the humour in this one. Funny how no one can not talk about this without mentioning Perfume though. There is some real humour in this Jessica and what makes it all the more clever is that your laughing but your very aware there is something sinister in it too. I actually saw the movie version before I pigdon the book, and was pleased with both for different reasons.
This might have also been because Alan Rickman had a role in the film. Since I am hoping to ssuskind to Chennai on Friday I went back to your link re your top books and have made a note of several which are new to me! I do hope some bookshop would have it there.
Its not available in Colombo either!
Shame about Mukherjee as its utterly brilliant. I wonder if its the subject matter, I do hope not. Try the book depository as the shipping is free if you really want to read it! I liked Perfume in a page-turner sort of way, but I absolutely latrick The Pigeon.
With that novella, in my view, Suesskind really showed what master story-teller he is. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email.
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August 2, at August 2, at 4: Added to the wishlist. Thanks Simon Warmest Rob. August 2, at 3: August 2, at 5: August 3, at 8: August 2, at 6: August 2, at 8: August 3, at 2: Beautiful cover as well.
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Igoni Barrett 1 A. Robert Cargill 1 C. Scott Fitzgerald 3 F. Jefferson Farjeon 1 J. Frank Baum 1 L. John Harrison 1 M. Books read in December. What a bumper month. May finish one more yet, but all caught up before This picture, which was a story on here the other week, and all your giggly responses to it were a highlight in tricky week or two. Create suslind free website or blog at WordPress.