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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Our bodies, driven by animalistic desires that translate into religious or spiritual disgrace, only cause suffering.

I discerned that he hated Muslims, black people, and homosexuals even more than he hated everyone else, and so I didn’t go out with him again. I could talk about the grimness of their lives as they strive to find meaning and their disappointments pile up into mountains whose houellfbecq suck the sun from their days. Many will pass him off as a nihilist, racist, pervert and for the mistreatment of women, who has written a lewd and pargiculas work for cheap thrills with the sole aim to offend, I am not having that one bit!.

Consciousness, genetics, sex, death, physics, religion, cruelty, love, parenthood, childhood, adulthood, happiness, suffering, etc.

Las particulas elementales

Bruno, the older pwrticulas, has become a raucously promiscuous hedonist himself, while Michel is an emotionally dead molecular biologist wholly immersed in the solitude of his work. He spends his days in a constant agony of unfulfilled desire. There are many novelists who have their own obsession for sex and some of them are consistently This book brought me to laughter.

Feb 07, Rhonda rated it it was amazing. In these moments, nature is infinitely beautiful and elementqles. The Elementary Particles is a pessimistic not depressing book; a cynical houellrbecq skeptical one; a realistic not sexual or dirty one. It simply looks at you and asks you: I needed something else to read until I got a copy of Dave Eggers’ What is the Whatand this had got a lot of raves.


I could write about the characters – two brothers, one trying to feel something through a desperate pursuit of sex, the other a coldly sexless intellectual. Secondly, the book is darkly funny. Moments of beauty and insight do exist, but they are rare and fleeting, and as a result, sad.

Nevertheless, one cannot help but laugh at how the whole story develops and finally ends.

The book put me in all possible moods — I cried and laughed and felt sad, then was ignorant and rude and then bearable again. But I think there are more interesting ways of reading Les Par You can interpret this lws in several different ways. I think that is really why I like elwmentales Houellebecq’s books because he reminds me actually of how much I like my life, and even though I can make 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.

But I don’t know much about them as a culture, and therefore won’t generalize here. There are no Coelho moments of saccharine transcendence or reflection, no patronising rom-com redemptions. On the other hand, in a kind of a quantum mechanical metaphor, there’s his brother Michel, a rational scientist, freed from all these bodily particulax, who seems to have given up every hope in humanity, and, influenced by Huxley and eugenics, wants to create an “improved”, asexual version of Homo Sapiens Sapiens.

I am your devoted FAN I drag my gory knees on the ground, en route to the basilica of French Modern Literature– a palace of houellehecq rubies that reaches toward the bright summer sky!!! View all 4 comments.

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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.


One can only surmise that the inability to be struck by this portrayal indicates that one is too deeply inured in our present societal cancer to understand the significance of our social engineering experiments and what they have reaped.

The novel shows a consistent disgust for human bodies and sexuality which I thought rather juvenile. 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?

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. Paperbackpages.

There are many novelists who have their own obsession for sex and some of them are consistently good such as Philip Roth and Ian McEwan; Michel Houellebecq, in my humble opinion, is not. Elemetnales I was determined to finish the book, I was not prepared for what law wonderful book this is.

Yet the novel has such an intellectual draw that even at its most seemingly uncalled for, I believe Houellebecq had a purpose for it. Empty creatures evaporate quietly; nobody misses them. Why is hating fewer people not okay, while hating everyone is fine? Jun 24, Fabian rated it it was amazing.