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    Default JC Ellena's New Book: Pre-order info.

    Robin at NST just clued me in to this. Jean-Claude Ellena's releasing his first book in English, titled Perfume: The Alchemy of Scent. Amazon has pre-order info at a very reasonable $13.60 for a hardcover book of 168 pages.

    As an aside, Perfumes: The Guide is now just a hair over $10 shipped.
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    Thanks for the heads up Bluesoul.
    For European BNers, you can preorder it on amazon.co.uk, here. Just ordered mine.

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    Seems like really good news. I've read interviews with him but never his own prose. Anybody know if he's a good writer?

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    Yes, he has developed a new style of writing using only two hundred different words.
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    I will definetly be reading this ! But only 168 pages ?

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    It could be his book Le Parfum but translated into English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hirch_duckfinder View Post
    Yes, he has developed a new style of writing using only two hundred different words.
    Ha!

    I believe Vol. 2 of the book will be filled with pictures only (which will ofcourse speak a thousand words..)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hirch_duckfinder View Post
    Yes, he has developed a new style of writing using only two hundred different words.
    ...and only neologisms at that
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    Quote Originally Posted by scentophile View Post
    It could be his book Le Parfum but translated into English.
    I wouldn't be surprised, the way it popped up out of nowhere. Anyway, it's good news, and I'm very much looking forward to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hirch_duckfinder View Post
    Yes, he has developed a new style of writing using only two hundred different words.
    Or it has no words. It's the idea of a book. A story is not his story.
    But serious, I'm looking forward to this. Book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hirch_duckfinder View Post
    Yes, he has developed a new style of writing using only two hundred different words.

    Hirch_duckfinder - thanks for your very witty reference..I got a great laugh from that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesoul View Post
    Robin at NST just clued me in to this. Jean-Claude Ellena's releasing his first book in English, titled Perfume: The Alchemy of Scent. Amazon has pre-order info at a very reasonable $13.60 for a hardcover book of 168 pages.

    As an aside, Perfumes: The Guide is now just a hair over $10 shipped.
    Bluesoul - Thanks for posting this news. I'm a huge fan of Ellena's work, and from the title, this sounds like it'll be a good read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    Thanks for the heads up Bluesoul.
    For European BNers, you can preorder it on amazon.co.uk, here. Just ordered mine.
    Thanks, I couldn't find it last night Pre-ordered :]

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    Default Re: JC Ellena's New Book: Pre-order info.

    ((laughing at hirch, zztopp and t_g_l))

    Very excited about the book.

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    Default Re: JC Ellena's New Book: Pre-order info.

    Thanks, everybody! Count me in, too. I'm looking forward to this very much.
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    Default Re: JC Ellena's New Book: Pre-order info.

    Thanks-- I was ordering something else on Amazon anyway, and adding this book put my order into the over-$25 free shipping price range.
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    A wonderful thing, to have the opportunity to read a book by such a poetic insider, this is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hirch_duckfinder View Post
    Yes, he has developed a new style of writing using only two hundred different words.
    Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life View Post
    ...and only neologisms at that
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    Default Re: JC Ellena's New Book: Pre-order info.

    Be careful preordering from Amazon. I pre-ordered "The Guide" from them and didn't get it until a week after release -- maybe more, I don't remember exactly. Borders had it day of release. I think Amazon under-bought.

    In general, I don't know what is going on with them, but my last two book orders have been messed up; in one, I got two copies instead of one; in another, three copies instead of one. These were from their 2nd or third-tier sellers.
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    Ruggles, you've gone purple! Now everything is allowed? Was there a thread about the death of God that I missed?

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    Default Re: JC Ellena's New Book: Pre-order info.

    I just checked Amazon. The pre-order link is gone & I get nothing searching for either the author or title. Has anyone received this book yet? If so, what did you think?

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    I just got a notice from Amazon which cancelled my pre-order. They say that the The Alchemy of Scent is not going to be available.

    Anyone else?
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    Default Re: JC Ellena's New Book: Pre-order info.

    I just got the same cancellation of my order from Amazon. They said to try other sellers, basically.

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    I found an update about the book on Now Smell This:

    . . .also, the founder of Arcade Publishing passed away in early January and it is not yet clear whether they will be publishing their upcoming titles for spring 2009.
    Link here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moongrrl View Post
    I found an update about the book on Now Smell This:



    Link here.
    I've had an email exchange with Arcade Publishing a couple of weeks ago, and the situation is rather confusing. My contact told me that they knew nothing about this book, and advised me to get in touch with Presses Universitaires de France, who published Ellena's Le Parfum in 2007.

    The press officer at P.U.F. said they have nothing to do with The Alchemy of Scent; in fact, they had never even heard of this book.

    Arcade Publishing is no longer replying to my emails. From what I've heard, there are several copies of The Alchemy of Scent in circulation. I assume they are review copies. Right now I have no other information, but I'll keep you updated if there's any news.
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    Thanks, Marcello!
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    I had it on my Amazon Pre-Order list. Now it reports: Item No Longer Available. Bummer!

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    Seems to be available via Amazon.co.uk...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moongrrl View Post
    I just got a notice from Amazon which cancelled my pre-order. They say that the The Alchemy of Scent is not going to be available.

    Anyone else?
    Yes, I received the same message. I was so disappointed!
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    Too bad amazon only accepts credit card...
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    Default Re: JC Ellena's New Book: Pre-order info.

    As Nukapai said above, I only see it for sale (pre-order) in Amazon.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1559709111
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