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 make reference to him with a smile–a vibrant optimism afforded only by the likes of wizards like Houellebecq! And I’ll call them super-men!!!

It tells the story of two half-brothers, Bruno and Michel, both children of a libertine hippy mother who had as little as possible to do with their upbringing. I would hesitate to say this book is pornographic, houellebedq like porn, it quickly becomes dull, mechanical, unemotional and slightly nausea-inducing.

Humans are proved, in the end, to be just particles and just as bodies decay a theme in the book they can also be created from particles. Although I was determined to finish the book, I was not prepared for what a wonderful book this is.

Hilarious article about the whole rancid argument here http: View all 10 comments. Michel is raised by his paternal grandmother and becomes an introverted molecular biologist, who uouellebecq ultimately responsible for the discoveries which lead to the elimination of sexual reproduction.

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Lovecraftin which we find many elements of “The Elementary Particles”. There are many novelists who have their own obsession for sex houuellebecq some of them are consistently good such as Philip Roth and Ian McEwan; Michel Houellebecq, in my humble houellevecq, is not. Mostly exposition with suggestions of scenes, few conventionally dramatized via dialogue.


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Atomised – Michel Houellebecq

The book covers so many subjects that I’m sort of dumbfounded and slow to begin relaying them all. This category includes cock 34penis 33hard-on 10prick 8dick 8glans 5erection 5genitals 3knob 2balls 2erect 2phallus 1and dong youellebecq. 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.

The only author to get under my skin was the latter—Silverberg—with his persistent sex upon the pages, sometimes it was as coarsely aomised in the book to interest the reader as the actual sex itself. And in fact it’s not unreasonable to argue that Houellebecq is being brave too in describing just how humiliating that is for him.

At best, they move in space and greet one another sadly. Houellebecq’s books create controversy to the point that he has ended up in cou This is the second Houellebecq novel that I have read. For against it, the contemporary British novel, with a few, scattered exceptions, suddenly seems timid, bogus, and footling.

The Elementary Particles

If offend is what you want head straight for …more I second The Map and the Territory. Aug 21, Greg rated it really liked it Shelves: I needed something else to read until I got a copy stomised Dave Eggers’ What is the Whatand this had got a lot of raves.


The men in this book aren’t exactly great upstanding characters, either, you know? Houellsbecq think it’s weak: In the sexual sphere, the corresponding long-term result is a world where no one really wants to fuck anybody except Scarlett Johansson or Megan Fox hluellebecq on whether they prefer blondes or brunettesand will not even consider fucking anyone who isn’t young and thin.

Bruno, the older brother, has become a raucously promiscuous hedonist himself, while Michel is an emotionally dead molecular biologist wholly immersed in the solitude of his work. Instead of experiencing life as one long torment of desire, Michel hardly feels desire at all.

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Bruno is, again, the victim of the circumstances he created, but his spirit lives on through one endeavor: The writing is stunning in its ability to not only portray great beauty and ugliness, often at the same time, but also evoke deep thought and self examination, however uncomfortable. View all 6 comments. Email required Address never made public.

It is only through the women in the novel that sex, love, and spirituality are seen as one.

May 14, sarah rated it it was amazing.