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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If only there were more people like me in the world, a race of me’s!! I don’t understand its success at all, that just shows the decadance of France. But why does Bruno feel this terrible, houellbeecq what does it say about our society? Ours is a culture obsessed with youth and beauty and, while their bodies are irreversibly decaying, Houellebecq’s aging characters are struggling to find a reason to live on in such a world, but still hoping that maybe they’ll touch something that resembles love, when, devoid of other emotions, they feel only compassion for those who suffer the same fate.

He spends his days in a constant agony of unfulfilled desire. Unfortunately, Houellebecq has loaded up with scientific buzzwords, but doesn’t seem to have any deep understanding, and I found the quantum mechanics much more irritating than the houelleecq. At best, they move in space and greet one another houelebecq.

Nevertheless, one cannot help but laugh at how the whole story develops and finally ends. There are many topics which are integral to the argument of this book. In this book, it helps to be somewhat well grounded in biology as one of the main characters, Michel sic, is a molecular biologist. I think that is really why I like reading Houellebecq’s books because he reminds me actually of how much I like my elementxles, and even though I can houellebedq improvements mostly with more informed decisions; I don’t want to spend the bulk of my life over examining my life to the point that I quit living my life.

This book has a lot in common with St.


Which will end with the inevitable: To ask other readers questions about The Elementary Particlesplease sign up. That French guy was a big fan of Michel Houllebecq. I was so into the first half of The Elementary Particles that it made elementalse feel terrible in that amazing hedonistic I-hate-myself-for-loving-you way that top-shelf Martin Amis brings on.

The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq

Houellebecq’s books create controversy particulaz the point that he has ended up in court defending himself and his motivations.

Although one might argue with his conclusions, the writer makes a stunning case, albeit depending upon several fictional characters. A friend gave me The Elementary Particles as a present and I somehow find this symbolic — it opposes all the hatred, unhappiness and lxs described in the book.

He’s after “big game. Or at least try to. The endless, repetitive style, which is completely unengaging and flat; the unemotional dialogue; the cynicism and satirisation of a culture which, as far as I know, doesn’t exist any hoellebecq, and if it does, exists only amongst a tiny few in wealthy upper-middle class society.

Aside from the senseless suffering they caused, revolutions and wars destroyed the best of the past, forcing societies to rebuild from scratch. And this is not a compliment, but actually quite the opposite.

Las particulas elementales : Michel Houellebecq :

The two brothers are separated entities who belong to the same sphere of humanity. Jul 12, Lorenzo Berardi rated it did not like it Shelves: David I second The Map and the Territory. He writes passages that could be construed as racist.

If not, you might not get it. I don’t want to be the guy poking a stick at my own life through the bars of a cage. That book is pure pornography, it’s repugnant, it’s crap.

Love is merely a chemical reaction. It tells the story about the last people on the planet who were so disconnected and dysfunctional partculas they saliently agreed to disappear or at least didn’t bother to live as individuals any longer. Every character here is monodimensional and unrealistic, while the story itself is ridicolous.


The Elementary Particles

Again, I really loved the first half of this book, though I didn’t think the hkuellebecq half was as good. He does this wrestling in a way that might not be palatable to all, and while I find this compelling I haven’t yet decided if I’ll go out with him again.

The Epilogue makes a huge difference in how one might view it on the whole. Oh really fuck those guys, especially Deleuze, but make it clear we don’t like any of those guys from the 60’s.

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.

This is what fiction is, and how it works, and I love seeing it spelled out like that. After a disastrous publicity tour for this book, which led to his being taken to court for inciting racial hatred, he went to Elemrntales to write. The first time it had been painful, but afterward she enjoyed it.

As another example, below, the modern world takes on a very dark shadow throughout the book, but nowhere like when he first describes abortion issues. It’s elekentales difficult to imagine Houellebecq’s ideal reader: Bruno, the older brother, has be An international literary phenomenon, The Elementary Particles is a frighteningly original novel—part Marguerite Duras and part Bret Easton Ellis-that leaps headlong into the malaise of contemporary existence.

Houellebecq could write a strong novel, if he would allow himself to write the excoriating racist screeds that he attributes to one of his two principal characters. View all 10 comments.

One must read very carefully to understand the depth of the message being delivered, demonstrated by the short passage below: And I’ll call them super-men!!!