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by Patrick Suskind

  • ISBN: 0747513082
  • Author: Patrick Suskind
  • ePub ver: 1536 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1536 kb
  • Rating: 4.4 of 5
  • Language: German
  • Pages: 192
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, London; First UK edition edition (October 15, 1992)
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  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
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A man tells the story of how he met Mr. Summer when he was a kid and how this peculiar man changed his life, starting with stopping him from committing suicide

Ships from and sold by Paper Tiger Books. A man tells the story of how he met Mr. Summer when he was a kid and how this peculiar man changed his life, starting with stopping him from committing suicide. The narrator was at the time planning to jump from a tree, and Mr. Summer was in one of his usual walks that constantly took him around town with his distinctive walking stick and carrying his backpack.

Published in the United States by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, In. New York, and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto. Originally published in Switzerland in German as Das Parfum by Diogenes Verlag, Zurich, in 1985. Perfume : the story of a murderer, Patrick Süskind. Translation of Das Parfum.

Despite the name The Story of Mr. Sommer, Mr. Sommer is barely there. And master in writing stories kinda sad but still so satisfyingly beautiful. It's more like that boy's life with few glimpses of lonely walker, Mr. Sommer, in the background.

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. Unlike Mr Sommer the boy is still young and adaptable, yet at one point he is treated so wretchedly that he considers suicide in his frustration - at being blamed by his teacher for stopping to eat ice cream, which is untrue, when he is made late for class by an aggressive dog, by the chain coming off his bicycle and by other people.

The Story of Mr Sommer is a novella by the German writer Patrick Süskind. The narrator reflects his childhood in a small village in Germany

The Story of Mr Sommer is a novella by the German writer Patrick Süskind. The narrator reflects his childhood in a small village in Germany. The appearance of the bizarre Mr. Sommer serves mainly as a background to narrate the main character's inner life and his feelings. Patrick Süskind: The story of Mr. Sommer Paperback, Bloomsbury Publishing 2003, ISBN 0-7475-6675-5, (with illustrations by Sempé).

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One book I read a few years ago was Patrick Süskind’s The Story Of Mr Sommer (1991)

One book I read a few years ago was Patrick Süskind’s The Story Of Mr Sommer (1991).

From the author of "Perfume and "The Double Bass" and "The Pigeon", this story is a celebration of childhood and of the joys of growing up.
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Fountain_tenderness
Beautiful story: funny, sad, simple, deep...
You can read it and read it again, and you will find some different meaning.
Thorgaginn
Süskind, Patrick. The Story of Mr Sommer

The novella’s title is perfectly accurate, this is indeed the story of Mr Sommer, from his entry into the village community to his final exit [no spoilers!]. But the reader is merely told by the boy narrator that Mr Sommer was obsessed by walking, fast and with a long stick, through the countryside, taking huge strides around the lake and speaking to nobody unless provoked into confessing that he was too busy and must get on with his task - that of walking. The wonderful illustrations tell us that Sommer was rather old and very determined. His sole function in life is to ‘get on,’ ignore everyone and not mess about talking. So how can this be an interesting story? Well, it’s seen through the boy’s eyes and Mr Sommer is a little like Godot, inscrutable and very self-contained, maybe more of a spectre than a man of flesh and blood. Do not Sommer’s daily journeys in some way mirror the life of the reader - frantic and ultimately pointless?

Bur Sommer’s obsessive walking is merely the wrapping; the heart of the story is the boy, doing what all boys experience: tree climbing, trying to fly, not receiving the longed for bicycle and being bullied by a cantankerous music teacher. The connection between the two stories - of the old man and the young boy - is made by the reader rather than the boy himself. The boy wants to fly, not to walk. In his own eyes he does just this despite the many frustrations in his life. Unlike Mr Sommer the boy is still young and adaptable, yet at one point he is treated so wretchedly that he considers suicide in his frustration - at being blamed by his teacher for stopping to eat ice cream, which is untrue, when he is made late for class by an aggressive dog, by the chain coming off his bicycle and by other people blocking the path to his class. The reader feels for him and is angry like him at the world’s injustice.

But oddly enough the boy is saved from self-destruction and returned to the harsh world by seeing the old man bent on his task to the very end. Endurance and determination are the essential ingredients to life, which is indeed ultimately what you make it.
Phain
Mr. Sommer was a strange person, who, whenever be seen, was always walking, day and night. Why was he endlessly walking? Nobody seemed to know and later nobody seemed to care. It's a story about Mr. Sommer, narrated by a person, who recalled few encounters he had with Mr. Sommer in his childhood. Those "encounters" are told in combined with some important events happened in his young days, like the first love, the first bicycle, and the piano lessons. From these, you also learn about the narrator himself. These pieces of memoirs were so funny (or bitter sweet) that made me laugh out loud. That they were until the last encounter with Mr. Sommer, which led me ponder how it would affect a teen like this narrator.

It's a tiny book with illustrations by Sempé (whose works appeared in New Yorker several times). The US edition (Mr. Summer's Story) has been out of print for a long time. Fortunately, Bloomsbury in UK reprinted it in Nov. 2003. The book doesn't give you some "moral" behind the story explicitly -- you can have your own by yourself. In any case, it's really worth reading.
Aradwyn
This book is written in a childish style, using normal words and some great artist pictures to describe some deep meanings, which are impressed me very much. I always send this book to a friend as a gift, because I believe it is absolutely interesting to them. After reading this book, the feeling is just like that: I finished a taoist dream.

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