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Les Particules élémentaires

L resentimiento Una novela demoledora sobre una generación derrotada de la Les Particules PDFEPUBmano del más contundente escritor francés vivo Years ago I went out on a few dates with a French guy He was rich and good looking though of course way too short and he seemed pretty smart but I never could bring myself to kiss him He had this typically Gallic extreme snottiness that I found amusing even endearing but even as I enjoyed this I suspected that his disdain for everything non French might indicate something a bit too dark for me At a certain point I decided that he wasn t a regular charming misanthrope I discerned that he hated Muslims black people and homosexuals even than he hated everyone else and so I didn t go out with him againThat French guy was a big fan of Michel HoullebecAt the time I wondered for a moment why I find generalized misanthropy acceptable even kind of charming but felt specifically targeted hatreds were completely repellant I mean of course I understand why I think that but how rational is it Why is hating fewer people not okay while hating everyone is fineAgain of course I understand why that s the case but it is a little funny 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 But I don t know much about them as a culture and therefore won t generalize hereI was so into the first half of The Elementary Particles that it made me feel terrible in that amazing hedonistic I hate myself for loving you way that top shelf Martin Amis brings on This book has a lot in common with St Aubyn s The Patrick Melrose Novels which I never got around to reviewing properly both in that it s about the extraordinarily fucked up children of wealthy Europeans and that it degenerates somewhat into overly expository and transparently philosophical fake monologues later on in the book In other words I was obsessively entranced by the first half and the second half was just okayMy favorite thing about The Elementary Particles was the way that it would constantly pull back from the story of its characters to tie their experiences to generalized historical and biological trends This is what fiction is and how it works and I love seeing it spelled out like that This book is about two half brothers with a terrible mom and tries to describe and comment on massive transformations in human life and experience For the most part I think it did do a pretty good job though I m not sure I agree with its arguments and conclusionsAgain I really loved the first half of this book though I didn t think the second half was as good I d be embarrassed to recommend it to most people based on its graphic sexual content and bleak view of human relations though if I were honest I d admit I think he s got a lot rightI think based on this book that Houllebec wrestles with a lot of the uestions most significant to the time we re upon 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 Nue más contundente escritor francés vivo Years ago I went out on a few dates with a French guy He was rich and good looking though of course way too short and he seemed pretty smart but I never could bring The Clan (Play to Live myself to kiss him He had this typically Gallic extreme snottiness that I found amusing even endearing but even as I enjoyed this I suspected that his disdain for everything non French A Fools Paradise might indicate something a bit too dark for Lardżelka me At a certain point I decided that he wasn t a regular charming Beauty Ravished misanthrope I discerned that he hated Muslims black people and homosexuals even than he hated everyone else and so I didn t go out with him againThat French guy was a big fan of Michel HoullebecAt the time I wondered for a Reviving the Broken Marionette moment why I find generalized Service Book ... of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America misanthropy acceptable even kind of charming but felt specifically targeted hatreds were completely repellant I A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers, mean of course I understand why I think that but how rational is it Why is hating fewer people not okay while hating everyone is fineAgain of course I understand why that s the case but it is a little funny Anyway this train of thought doesn t have Look Again much to do with this book except that Alle vi børn i Bulderby. 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Summary Les Particules élémentaires

Renunciado al sexo y sólo pasea para ir al supermercado y Bruno profesor de literatura consumidor de pornografía misógino racista y virtuoso de Okay I decided I would take a go at actually justifying my rating for this book rather than just make half hearted apologies at my preference for a so absurdly misogynistic and let s be frank pornographic novel First of all I like Houellebec s unrelenting pessimism It s far beyond nihlism so destructive and negative so emphatic in its rejection of bougeoise norms of religion culture capitalism This book as well as the other Houellebec I read Platform captures the bleak purposeless of modern life better than almost anything I can think of As a recent college grad who for the first time in her life finds herself waking at 730 am each morning so she can go plug herself in to the grinding mechanics of capitalism someone whose weekends consist of the churn of drunk hungover drunk hungover who struggles to find meaning in music beauty sex religion whatever I can relate to this The emotionally unavailable scientist The absolutely pathetic lonely sex addicted failure The petty worthless little bureaucrat in Platform I m not you know depressed or anything but I can share at least in some part their view of the world as bleak lonely and irredeemable except through very brief moments of relieved pain via drinking and sexSecondly the book is darkly funny Not amateurish darkly funny because I mean this book is dark 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 inadeuate losers are you cracking up yet If not you might not get it The humor is subtle and when I first read this book in the original French I missed a lot of the humor But the humor is there the uestion is whether or not the reader is capable of appreciating it One of those laugh if you don t want to cry thingsThirdly okay yes the book is misogynistic maybe kind of racist certainly anti religion but at least Houellebec is fair His hatred with modern society is pretty blindly applied The men in this book aren t exactly great upstanding characters either you know So there you go like I said don t go telling the feminist sisterhood or my mom that I enjoyed this book But if you re looking for some dark high brow pornography and you have a strong stomach this might be a good choice for you

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Una visión feroz y sarcástica del presente a través de dos hermanastros cuarentones Michel un investigador en biología ue vive como un monje ha It s a curious idea to reproduce when you don t even like life It s rare to come across a book filled with so pure of hate 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 got thrown into the hate fest that is this book Hippies Hate them a lot Italians Yep really hate them we don t say why we just do Nature Fuck it Sex Love it but hate it French Intellectuals Oh really fuck those guys especially Deleuze but make it clear we don t like any of those guys from the 60 s 1968 Hahahaha fucking assholes Children Masterbation fodder or else just fucking people Growing old Really hate it People lying to themselves that they aren t old Hate them so much too Hate hate hate hate hate It might not sound possible but this book might possibly hate everything the author narrator doesn t even seem to place himself in any kind of position where it seems like he would be saying oh look at all of these poor shits If only there were people like me in the world a race of me s And I ll call them super men Nope there is nothing Nietzschean here rather it s all sort of the most pessimistic Kant imaginable One were the ethics are based on total shit as an imperative But through all of this hate and the depressing feelings of the total waste of life we all are and the simple fact that no one is going to be happy it will elude us and the desire for happiness will only make us miserable this book ends up being an interesting and enjoyable read


About the Author: Michel Houellebecq

Michel Houellebec born Michel Thomas born February birth certificate or on the French island of Réunion is a controversial and award winning French novelist To admirers he is a writer in the tradition of literary provocation that reaches back to the Maruis de Sade and Baudelaire; to detractors he is a peddler who writes Les Particules PDF/EPUB ² vulgar sleazy literature to shock His works though pa.



10 thoughts on “Les Particules élémentaires

  1. says:

    You can interpret this book in several different ways A lot of people view it as a depressing hate filled rant filled with a really startling amount of unpleasant sex I'm not saying that that's necessarily incorrect In fact my immediate association was with the fictitious books that Moreland invents in one of the Anthony Powell novels Seated One Day at my Organ by the author of One Hundred Disagreeable Sexual E

  2. says:

    It's a curious idea to reproduce when you don't even like life It's rare to come across a book filled with so pure of hate 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 got thrown into the hate f

  3. says:

    Wow What an incredible book The Epilogue makes a huge difference in how one might view it on the whole It certainly did for me I was getting so depressed by the end that I almost chucked it aside around the 90% mark because I felt a panic attack coming on But I took a deep breath and I switched up my reading soundtrack and I pushed on and am very glad that I did The Epilogue really clarifies so much that prec

  4. says:

    This book doesn't care if you read itIt doesn't care if you buy it or borrow it if you deface it if you understand it if you have the remotest interest in itIt doesn't try to be liked It's far far far too cool for school F

  5. says:

    Okay I decided I would take a go at actually justifying my rating for this book rather than just make half hearted apologies at my preference for a so absurdly misogynistic and let's be frank pornographic novel First of all I like Ho

  6. says:

    Extraordinary outstanding and absolutely not to be missed The Elementary Particles holds you captive like only the best of 'em can Think a long cold autumn afternoon sipping coffee and reading Never Let Me Go Think Dan Brown# poolside All of these experiences that could conceivably last one blissful insatiable sitting the novels that are not considered novellas that is this is one of 'em The artistry is like a painting

  7. says:

    Daringly original and yes ludicrously filthy but for anyone that thinks this is just three hundred and eighty pages of Ma

  8. says:

    Years ago I went out on a few dates with a French guy He was rich and good looking though of course way too short and he seemed pretty

  9. says:

    This book brought me to laughter And this is not a compliment but actually uite the oppositeEvery character here is monodimensional and unrealistic while the story itself is ridicolous Blame me if you like but after the tenth masturbation scene filled up with philosophical rubbish and Andre Gide uotes I've felt a big nausea coming u

  10. says:

    The longueur of French academic life The pain of being 40 and unfuckable Something about uantum physics It's all here in this eggheady gloom festival

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