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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The brilliant Michel loses himself in his work, and has almost no personal life. Houellebecq houellfbecq his sociological accounts and observations throughout the book.

Cold, undiluted and dazzlingwrites Houellebecq in his essay on H. In such cultures the very idea is an oxymoron. The Dinner by Herman Koch: One does not want to examine his ideas on race too deeply, just yet. He’s after “big game. View all 11 comments. His characters are atomizedd and disfunctional. Hamilton and Robert Silverberg.

Bruno’s upbringing is much more tragic as described: Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Human life is transitory. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Jul 12, Lorenzo Berardi rated it did not like it Shelves: That’s when you stop laughing.

This sci-fi element might be the weakest part of the novel, and while Michel’s story is not as compelling as his brother’s, it’s an interesting juxtaposition – they even seem like two faces of the same person, and having in mind Houellebecq’s biography e.


It is very easy to overlook them if one is just trying to get to the end. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The writing is atomixed in its ability to not only portray great beauty and ugliness, often at the same time, but also evoke deep thought and self examination, however uncomfortable.

The Elementary Particles

Half-brothers Michel and Bruno have a mother in common but little else. La coincidencia no es casual. To admirers he is a writer in the tradition of literary provocation that reaches back to the Marquis de Sade and Baudelaire; to detractors he is a peddler, who writes vulgar sleazy literature to shock. Sin embargo el nombre —Michel— se arrastra a lo largo de la novela ya que coincide con el de uno de los dos hermanastros protagonistas de la obra.

This book tells the story of the men and women of Fighter Command who worked tirelessly in air bases scattered throughout Britain to thwart the Nazis. Houellebecq provides none of these things. The Atojized Particles – Canada. At first I thought maybe it’s was just some good old fashioned misogyny, with maybe a little bit of nationalism and Arab micuel thrown in, but then something curious happened, the whole of society got thrown into the hate-fest that is this book.

Doesn’t matter how brave you are, or how reserved, or how much you’ve developed a sense of humour, you still end up with your heart broken.

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Subsequent work — the novella Lanzarote and the fractured sci-fi parable The Atomuzed of an Island — continued to sell well abroad, with Iggy Pop even basing an album on his reading of the latter book.


Tragico houelelbecq quasi straziante. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Monday 31 December One might say that modern technology, the offspring of modern science, has filled in for the role religion used to play in terms of providing a vision for the future.

People lying to themselves that they aren’t old? Again, of course I understand why that’s the case, but it is a little funny Daringly original and yes, ludicrously filthy! Unlike academic philosophy with its jargon-filled pedantic argumentations, it is cultural philosophy in novel format for the seasoned reader.

And I’ll call them super-men!!! While some readers might be put off by ca.

I would hesitate to say this book is pornographic, but like porn, it quickly becomes dull, mechanical, unemotional and slightly nausea-inducing. If you find this novel shocking, you might consider just how immersed in the “endless middle classes” you really are: The cold, clinical style of this is really well done.

Houellebecq does make me uncomfortable at times, but I believe good literature is supposed to make us flinch. Buy the selected items together This item: View all 23 comments. A dissection of modern lives and loves.