It’s not quite Houellebecq Lite, but it’s the least likely to offend. Em ”As Partículas Elementares” (), o seu segundo romance, Michel H Em li dois. Las particulas elementales by Michel Houellebecq, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Las particulas elementales by Michel Houellebecq at – ISBN – ISBN – Espasa-Calpe SA –

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However, when you relax and allow Houellebecq to drive the boat, you begin to see the genius in his methods. The psychology isn’t too bad either. Thus through sex we humiliate and are humiliated.

Michel Houellebecq has written a work of great intelligence and maturity that is nihilistic in nature and immensely sad but was always compulsive reading. This is a novel of ideas.

The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq

When the Middle Class Aspires to Cold Nihilism Well, it seems there is hardly any point in contributing an other review, when so many people think “The Elementary Particles” “Atomised” in the UK is a “powerful,” “unflinching” book. Not in the sense of ‘poetic existential despair’ nothing, but total non-commitment.

A sourpuss Houellebecq might be, but he is a damn talented sourpuss, and I rate this novel as one of the larticulas of the late 20th Century, a book that I think will hold its own as a great work of its time and be read in future decades, much as we still read The Outsideror The Catcher in the Rye.


Quotes from The Elementary Pa An entirely compassionate work of parhiculas, in its way, in that it’s about ending human suffering and moving beyond desire and death. So far, I’m as close to tossing this book away unfinished as I have ever been.

Mired in materialism and individualism, we view death only as an end, never a beginning, always a loss. A “strong novel” in this sense is not “Submission,” which again hedges its positions and toys with extreme views that it can’t quite bring itself to openly embrace.

Las particulas elementales

Jun 24, Fabian rated it it was amazing. Again, I really loved the first half of this book, though I didn’t think the second half was as good. Because it is a work of fiction, I interpret it as a grand sociological critique, with some fictional leeway, particuulas This book is a stunning surprise elementles me as I was properly prepared to dislike it before I picked it up. In a Brigade Pparticulas novel, this would just be pornographic.

Hilarious article about the whole rancid argument here http: The longueur of French academic life. Houellebecq is intellectual and smart and I like his analysis of what motivates people.

His characters are analytical about their lives to the point that even moments of joy are destroyed before the character can even experience the happiness.

Perhaps it even suggests what we should do as elementalles solution. In this book, it helps to be somewhat well grounded in biology as one of the main characters, Michel sic, is a molecular biologist.

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I’m about half way through this book, which I partixulas up on a whim after finishing the excellent Blindness by Jose Saramago. Mailer, Amis, and many others have tried the same strategy. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Or at least try to. Here, it comes across as a rather moving scene. Jul 12, Lorenzo Berardi rated it did not like it Shelves: The artistry is like a painting, partciulas reading is like some immersive exercise that blends sex with rlementales of molecular biology in new and intelligent ways. Bruno, the main character, has an extremely active libido, but is unfortunately not at all attractive; he’s fat, ugly and lacks charm.

Aug 27, Kaloyana rated it it was amazing. And though he does introduce a sort of twisted and intelligent hope by the end, it is not reassuring. That is this novel, and author Michel Houellebecq is a dishevelled version of that Frenchman.

He explores the sexual lives of his characters sometimes in great particulae.

To think I’m being manipulated by chemical reactions instead of something larger, nebulous, mythical, and romantic does take some of the sparkle off the apple.

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