Atomised [Michel Houellebecq] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Half-brothers Michel and Bruno have a mother in common but little else. Michel Houellebecq has written a work of great intelligence and maturity that is .. when so many people think “The Elementary Particles” (“Atomised” in the UK) . Half-brothers Michel and Bruno have a mother in common but little else. Michel is a molecular biologist, a thinker and idealist, a man with no erotic life to speak.

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Although I atomizex determined to finish the book, I was not prepared for what a wonderful book this is. Daringly original and yes, ludicrously filthy!

ByMichel had still aomized no further with his research into the ideal method of reproduction when he got the call that his mother was dying. At a bar, had another friend read a hilarious destruction of Brazil’s allure when someone nearby ranted about Brazil’s awesomeness. Jan 14, Antonomasia rated it really liked it Shelves: The Dinner by Herman Koch: Dec 31, Jessica rated it liked it Mixhel Open Preview See a Problem?

Do you see what I mean? Good, evil, morality, fine sentiments? Houellebecq does make me uncomfortable at times, but I believe good literature is supposed to make us flinch. View all 23 comments.

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You can look at life ironically for years, maybe decades; there are people who seem to go through most of their lives seeing the funny side, but ato,ized the end, life always breaks your heart.

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Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. That book is pure pornography, it’s repugnant, it’s crap. I think I am ten years to young for understanding fully this book, so I’ll read it again in ten years time.

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houeklebecq Purposefully vicious and perverted to make philosophical points about the unhappy state of humanity. Bruno was in a Fock space of his own. I’ve had this for years, only read it recently, wished I’d read it long ago. Bruno faces his budding sexuality with emotionlessness and crassness whereas Michel seems impervious to any female attention, even from the most beautiful girl at school.

As soon as the genome has been decoded which would be in a matter of monthshumanity would have complete control of its evolution, and when that happened sexuality would be seen for what it really was: It might mochel pushing it to say I liked it, but I did think it was a great little exercise in writing, with plenty of interesting and entertaining ideas scattered throughout; certainly enough to keep me reading. Heaven on Earth by the triumph of modern technology.

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The simplistic ends are then predictable as they both take the inevitable if not necessarily honourable atomjzed out. I think it’s weak: Our bodies, driven by animalistic desires that translate into religious or spiritual disgrace, only cause suffering.

Usually when I talk about why I like novels it usually has to do with the great characters that I identified with or the amazing plot or the entertaining action. I do make better decisions when I take enough time to let the impulsive first rush of thoughts subside and look at the issue with a certain amount of dispassionate distance. If you want intransi When the Middle Class Aspires to Cold Nihilism Well, it seems there is hardly any point in contributing an other review, when nouellebecq many people think “The Elementary Particles” “Atomised” in the UK is a “powerful,” “unflinching” book.


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By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. In earlier times, when bears were more common, perhaps masculinity served a particular and irreplaceable function, but for centuries now men clearly served no useful purpose.

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In contrast to Bruno is his half-brother Michel, who is more introverted and interested in the fields of science rather than the fields of flesh. Par cet aspect, cela peut rappeler Candide de Voltaire. The sex in The Elementary Particles is graphic, drawn-out, and explicit. First of all, I like Houellebecq’s unrelenting pessimism. Price was right and delivery from seller was timely.

Differently that The Possibility of an Island, his first book I’ve read, in this one the author criticism and satire are driven essentially towards the hippie culture, feminism, and sexual liberalism.

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Hate them so much too. He was rich and good looking though, of course, way too shortand he seemed pretty smart but I never could bring myself to kiss him. Lovecraftin houellebecs we find many elements of “The Elementary Particles”. He explores the sexual lives of his characters sometimes in great detail.