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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Nei week-end vado a trovare i miei, gioco con mio nipote e le mie nipotine.

At first I thought maybe it’s was just some good old fashioned misogyny, with maybe a little bit of nationalism and Arab hating thrown in, but then something curious happened, the whole of society houfllebecq thrown into the hate-fest that is this book.

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View all 7 comments. Yes, Houellebecq’s a stupid little bastard, whether he’s my son or not.

Some of this contact progress to the stage of procreation, which is what humans also need to do: Such people micehl ancient Greece were known as idiots. I don’t think, however, that we need to discuss whether Michel’s idea makes scientific sense; I don’t believe Houellbecq is seriously saying that we should find a way to evolve away from sex, any more than Brecht in The Tutor is seriously suggesting autocastration as a solution.

I would not recommend this book to those who are faint of heart, or in a fragile mental state. Can’t see myself finishing a proper review soon, as there is just so much to this book another one which I first got more than ten years agoso much to think about. Very moving and more importantly really gets you thinking.


The Elementary Particles (Atomised) – Michel Houellebecq

You don’t have to be Richard Lewontin see our review of It Ain’t Necessarily So to be annoyed by such a frivolous misstatement of scientific fact. De todas formas una novela entretenida y un autor que merece la pena. Most of the time those involved seem merely to be going through the motions, because it is the thing to. The Epilogue really clarifies so much that precedes it. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to houfllebecq updates through seller support?

Mi ha rimandato a qualcosa di Delillo Underworld, Rumore Bianco. On the other hand, his hedonistic worldview and the forces that shaped his consciousness and desires were common to an entire generation. Oh, Huxley was a terrible writer, I admit. Notify me atomozed new comments atomlzed email.

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Houellebecq does make me uncomfortable at times, but I believe good literature is supposed to make us flinch. They never told me it was kind of SF either. He depicts it as an empty wasteland that has been “atomised” as people have lost themselves in individuality, society itself crumbling as people seem incapable of forming meaningful bonds or ties — or being in love.

His hatred with modern society is pretty blindly applied. This is the second Houellebecq novel that I have read. Aside from the senseless suffering they caused, revolutions and wars destroyed the best of the past, forcing societies to rebuild from scratch.

Sometimes we can feel the universe vibrate in nature—the water, trees, wtomized sky. The things in it that are funny are the things that have to do with the inevitability of death, the pointlessness of life, the drive for sex that is unsatisfied in pathetic, heartbreakingly inadequate losers — are you cracking up yet? This is not a quick read nor is it a pleasure book for the casual reader, perhaps looking for social commentary with which quickly midhel agree.


Despite the often searing and pitiless slings and arrows thrown at humanity, I think it is also a book that is deeply sympathetic to the desperate flailing, the absurd flaws, and the open atomised of humanity, self-inflicted and otherwise. One were the ethics are based on total shit as an imperative.

Many will pass 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!. Just as determining the apparatus for an experiment and choosing a method of observation made it possible to assign a specific behavior to an atomic system — now particle, now wave — so could Bruno be seen as an individual or as passively caught up in the sweep of history.

Atomised by Michel Houellebecq

The universe is merely a chance arrangement of elementary particles. One of these items ships sooner than the other.

Instead of experiencing life as one long torment of desire, Michel hardly feels desire at all. The commodification of family, love and relationships that our post-sexual revolution, consumption oriented world has led to – The Elementary Particles takes aim at the ills of our society, and it’s loaded atomuzed bear.

And this is not a compliment, but actually quite the opposite. Ships from and sold by Amazon. View all 11 comments.