Book Lovers

Leader:Pam O´Neill

Email: Booklovers

Telephone:962855710

Meet at: Café Falda de Loco, Oliva

Meeting Dates:2nd and 4th Friday 11:00-12.30



BOOK GROUP

BOOK LOVERS BOOKS

THIS APRIL our book for the month is PERFUME A STORY OF MURDER BY PATRICK SUSKIND

An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind's classic  novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man's indulgence in his greatest passion—his sense of smell—leads to murder.

In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift—an absolute sense of smell. As a boy, he lives
 .to decipher the odors of Paris, and apprentices himself to a prominent perfumer who teaches him the ancient art of mixing precious oils and herbs. But Grenouille's genius is such that he is not satisfied to stop there, and he becomes obsessed with capturing the smells of objects such as brass doorknobs and fresh-cut wood. Then one day he catches a hint of a scent that will drive him on an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the "ultimate perfume"—the scent of a beautiful young virgin. Told with dazzling narrative brilliance, Perfume is a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity.

IN MAY

OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH is TRANSCRIPTION BY KATE ATKINSON.Who is one of our favourite novelists.

The second world war and the self-conscious tricks of fiction; these are the twin themes that shaped her two most recent, award-winning books, Life After Life and A God in RuinsTranscription continues this exploration of the lies and inventions that make up a life, particularly during a time when all prior certainties – including identity – have been upended.

Juliet Armstrong has more than her share of such lies. Recruited to the Secret Service at the beginning of the war, she has learned to shift between various names and personae. “And then there was Juliet Armstrong, of course, who some days seemed like the most fictitious of them all, despite being the ‘real’ Juliet. But then what constituted real? Wasn’t everything, even this life itself, just a game of deception?”

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