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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I think it’s ahomized 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. Just don’t read it for the plot. For example, I suppose that all the references to the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen gedankenexperiment are intended to suggest that Bruno and Michel are inextricably bound together, quantum-entangled in fact; their mother is the source, Bruno and Michel are the two electrons.

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.

A better question is whether even a houfllebecq book-length satire can sit on a hate-filled attack on the 60s, and not be sunk by the mean-spiritedness.

Most of the time those involved seem merely to be going through the motions, because it is the thing to. Topics Michel Houellebecq Digested classics. First of all, I like Houellebecq’s unrelenting pessimism. Was it possible to think of Bruno as an individual?


It’s all here in this eggheady gloom festival. Amazon Micuel Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Atomised – Michel Houellebecq

More from the web. At first, the explicit content of the book takes you away from the essence, the message, if you like, of the writer. Tragico e quasi straziante. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Menu Skip to content Home About Languages. In the sexual sphere, the corresponding long-term result is a world michell no one really wants to fuck anybody except Scarlett Johansson or Megan Fox houellebscq on whether they prefer blondes or brunettesand will not even consider fucking anyone who isn’t young and thin.

The universe is merely a chance arrangement of elementary particles. 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.

Over the years, he had developed a cynical hard-bitten typically masculine view of life. I would not recommend this book to those who are faint of heart, or in a fragile mental state. It is a brave and disorienting jump — and it is also a too-easy gouellebecq in a philosophical fiction of this sort. Which will end with the inevitable: Che si gioca tutto senza mollare mai il tiro. Sep 21, Bookfreak rated it it was amazing.

To ask other readers questions about Atomisedplease sign up. I’m not, you know, depressed or anything, but I can share at least in some part micuel view of the world as bleak, lonely, and irredeemable except through very brief moments of relieved pain houellebwcq drinking and sex.

I finger and flip through the pages while enjoying the unfolding story with its characters, plots, and subtleties.


So why do I like reading Houellebecq novels? If muchel there were more people like me in the world, a race of me’s!! Houellebecq’s novel is a curious but largely successful mix of description and philosophizing.

He’s after “big game. The author was eventually awarded the Prix Novembre in recognition of the novel. Refresh and try again.

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Out of all its despair and hatred, I found that I emerged from the reading with an unexpected hope for mankind bouellebecq its future. To view it, click here. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs.

It is too easy a way of “proving” where we might be headed and what the consequences of the present are, specifically because what proof he offers is not always entirely convincing.

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Houellebecq agrees that sex is central to society — that’s why there is so much of it in this book — but he certainly takes a dim view of it or rather: View all 10 comments. Nouellebecq can interpret this book in several different ways. The first time it had been painful, but afterward she enjoyed it. In fact, my immediate association was with the fictitious books that Moreland invents in one of the Anthony Powell novels: