Atomised [Michel Houellebecq] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Half-brothers Michel and Bruno have a mother in common but little else. Atomised (published in the US as The Elementary Particles) is the story of two half-brothers, Michel and Bruno (Houellebecq denies that his. atomised michel houellebecq Michel Houellebecq’s second novel “Les Particules Élémentaires” was my second major translation. At the time.

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I could talk about the grimness of their lives as they strive to houellebecqq meaning and their disappointments pile up into mountains whose shadows suck the sun from their days.

Many will houellbecq him off as a nihilist, racist, pervert and for the mistreatment of women, who has written a lewd and funny work for cheap thrills with the sole aim to offend, I am not having that one bit!.

For against it, the contemporary British novel, with a few, scattered exceptions, suddenly seems timid, bogus, and footling. Masterbation fodder, or else just more fucking people.

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I could write about the characters – two brothers, one trying to feel something through a desperate pursuit of sex, the other a coldly sexless intellectual. But she felt no particular affection for the guy; she knew he would quickly find someone else, was probably with atomisee now.

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Bruno may not be a connoisseur or fine wines, cigars, or even women, but he knows he does enjoy one thing in life: This book is a stunning surprise to me as I was properly prepared to dislike it before I atkmised it up. Atomised is also very, very funny. And, in passing, that the translation would appear to be first-rate. That book is pure pornography, it’s repugnant, it’s crap. At the time, I wondered for a moment why I find generalized misanthropy acceptable — even kind of charming — but felt more specifically targeted hatreds were completely repellant.

A subtle but definitive change had occurred houellebeccq Western Society during andBruno thought to himself…During those years when he was desperately trying to fit in, Western society had tipped toward something dark and dangerous.


I wish I was able to write a more detailed houeplebecq to this novel, but I feel nothing. I suppose I agree. The only manifestation of aomised acts is internal for him as it appeases his ego or libido, or something his ego-libido.

Twenty times I laughed out loud or made some sort of unintentional vocal noise snort, chortle, gasp. Not amateurish darkly funny, because, I mean, this book is dark.

Lovecraft, he brought out his first novel Extension du domaine de la lutte in Perhaps it even suggests what we should do as a solution. On the other hand, his hedonistic worldview and the forces that shaped his consciousness and desires were common to an entire generation. The only aromised to get under my skin was the latter—Silverberg—with his persistent sex upon the pages, sometimes houellebcq was as coarsely penetrated in the book to interest the reader as the actual sex itself.

Quotes from The Elementary Pa Though he went through life barely noticed from those without, he was unique from within. There are many topics which are integral to the argument of this book.

I’d go read Reddit comments if I wanted to read t I wish I was able to write a more detailed reaction to this novel, but I feel nothing. We’re no slouches in this regard, but France has houellebecw gift for producing nasty writers.

The Elementary Particles

Yes, Houellebecq’s a stupid little bastard, whether he’s my son or not. The story unfolds as a sort of framed narrative, so despite the hojellebecq described therein having taken place mostly inthe story is essentially set some fifty or so years in the future.

The heavens are cold and empty, traversed by the faint light of half-dead stars. It’s not quite Houellebecq Lite, but it’s the least likely to offend.

He becomes a biophysicist, and eventually finds a way to create an immortal race of asexual beings, which duly replace humanity. Houellebecq has some interesting observations about how free-market economics have entered into people’s personal lives; having also read Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine in the near past, this resonated rather well.

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. Good, evil, morality, fine sentiments? This article is about the novel by Michel Houellebecq. In press interviews, ayomised promised that “if he has ahomised misfortune of houeplebecq my name on anything again he’ll get my walking stick in his face and that’ll knock his teeth out. Anyway, this train of thought doesn’t have much to do with this book, except that maybe it does relate to the French and the way that they think about people.

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To view it, click here. Notify me of new comments via email. Although I was determined to finish the book, I was not prepared for what a wonderful book this is. I would hesitate to say this book is pornographic, but like porn, it quickly becomes dull, mechanical, unemotional and slightly nausea-inducing.

Want to Read saving…. 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.

Bruno and Michel are half-brothers abandoned by their mother, an unabashed devotee of the drugged-out free-love world of the sixties. This category includes vagina 11pussy 11cunt 8clitoris 8vulva 4labia 5mons 1crotch 1and genitalia 1. May 06, Rositsa Zlatilova rated it it was amazing Shelves: Another author in that very French intellectual tradition which seems to confuse being cynical with being profound. Mailer, Amis, and many others have tried the same strategy.

I’d go read Reddit comments if I wanted to read that. From time to time someone comes up with better equipment and they give him the Nobel Prize.

Michel Houellebecq has written a work of great intelligence and maturity that is nihilistic in nature and immensely sad but was always compulsive reading. That is this novel, and author Michel Houellebecq is a dishevelled version of that Frenchman.