CHARACTERS Û Les Particules élémentaires


REVIEW Les Particules élémentaires

CHARACTERS Û Les Particules élémentaires Í Raras son las novelas ue nos hacen asistir al nacimiento de los personajes con una precisión científica a la vez ue nos obligan a ejercitar nuestra intuición respecto a sus destinos Y es ue eso ue llamamos destino y ue al decir de Rilke ocurre de dentro hacia afuera depende de la percepciónE se muestran en tensión porue la flacidez nunca originó la vida ue auí rabiosamente se crea De una parte Michel un genio de la biología trabaja en la fórmula para alcanzar la reproducción sin pasar por el placer en la creación de una nueva raza humana y animal Como contrapunto su hermano Bruno misántropo profesor de literatura no sabe vivir sin la obsesión por el sexo como enfermedad y dolor. 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 the reading is like some immersive exercise that blends sex with study of molecular biology in new and intelligent ways The two brothers are separated entities who belong to the same sphere of humanity It is elegant very very smart Mr Houellebec sir 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 gleaming rubies that reaches toward the bright summer sky# This type of novel this uality of work inspires me to even mention Dan Brown I mean yeah Dan Brown I make reference to him with a smile a vibrant optimism afforded only by the likes of wizards like Houellebec

Les Particules élémentairesE se muestran en tensión porue la flacidez nunca originó la vida ue auí rabiosamente se crea De una parte Michel un genio de la biología trabaja en la fórmula para alcanzar la reproducción sin pasar por el placer en la creación de una nueva raza humana y animal Como contrapunto su hermano Bruno misántropo profesor de literatura no sabe vivir sin la obsesión por el sexo como enfermedad y dolor. 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 the reading is like some immersive exercise that blends sex with study of molecular biology in new and intelligent ways The two brothers are separated entities who belong to the same sphere of humanity It is elegant very very smart Mr Houellebec sir 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 gleaming rubies that reaches toward the bright summer sky# This type of novel this uality of work inspires me to even mention Dan Brown I mean yeah Dan Brown I make reference to him with a smile a vibrant optimism afforded only by the likes of wizards like Houellebec

CHARACTERS Ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Michel Houellebecq

Les Particules élémentaires ´ Raras son las novelas ue nos hacen asistir al nacimiento de los personajes con una precisión científica a la vez ue nos obligan a ejercitar nuestra intuición respecto a sus destinos Y es ue eso ue llamamos destino y ue al decir de Rilke ocurre de dentro hacia afuera depende de la percepción de sus habitantes Así se construye el mundo Houellebec a partir de sus partículas elementales partículas u. 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 Experiences But I think there are interesting ways of reading Les Particules which show that it's not as pointless as it first appearsSo after considering it a while I'd say that this is basically a book about sexual frustration Bruno the main character has an extremely active libido but is unfortunately not at all attractive; he's fat ugly and lacks charm He spends his days in a constant agony of unfulfilled desire I recently read Hamsun's Hunger; the poor guy in Hamsun is broke and hungry and no matter what he tries to think about he always comes back to money and food within a few minutes Hamsun's very brave about showing how degrading this is for him Bruno's plight is similar He's not getting any sex and that's all HE can think about And in fact it's not unreasonable to argue that Houellebec is being brave too in describing just how humiliating that is for him The author could put it in general terms or he could indirectly suggest it but a detailed description of how Bruno masturbates over his algebra notes while watching girls on the train drives it home far effectively Il prenait l'autorail de Crécy la Chapelle Chaue fois ue c'était possible et c'était presue toujours possible il s'installait en face d'une jeune fille seule La plupart avaient les jambes croisées une chemisier transparent ou autre chose Il ne s'installait vraiment en face plûtot en diagonale mais souvent sur la même banuette à moins de deux mètres Il bandait déjà en apercevant les longs cheveux blonds ou bruns; en choisissant une place en circulant entre les rangées la douleur s'avivait dans son slip Au moment de s'asseoir il avait déjà sortit un mouchoir de sa poche Il suffisait d'ouvrir un classeur de le poser sur ses cuisses; en uelues coups c'était fait Parfois uand la fille décroissait les jambes au moment où il sortait sa bite il n'avait même pas besoin de se toucher; il se libérait d'un jet en apercevant la petite culotte La mouchoir était une sécurité en général il éjaculait sur les pages du classeur sur les éuations de second degré sur les schémas d'insectes sur la production de charbon de l'URSS La fille poursuivait la lecture de son magazine But why does Bruno feel this terrible and what does it say about our society Houellebec has some interesting observations about how free market economics have entered into people's personal lives; having also read Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine in the near past this resonated rather well In the economic sphere Klein argues persuasively that the logical long term result is a world where Dick Cheney and his immediate circle of friends own almost everything and a good 40% of the world owns nothing 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 depending on whether they prefer blondes or brunettes and will not even consider fucking anyone who isn't young and thin Bruno exemplifies this horrible state of being; thwarted sexual desire has turned his life into a living hell and Houellebec is psychologically credible in showing how it progress CHARACTERS Ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Michel Houellebecq

Michel Houellebecq ✓ 9 CHARACTERS

Michel Houellebecq ✓ 9 CHARACTERS Los personajes forman parte de una utopía distópica en la ue la necesidad sexual se cuestiona tanto como se reclama Se anticipa una nueva sociedad desvinculada del deseo la culpa y la sangre filial ue nos amarra a la humanidad y sin embargo esta novela es un homenaje integral al hombre de hoy como ser deseante tan mezuino como inmejorable por su capacidad de soñarse a sí mismo como un hombre distin. 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 up And this malaise stayed with me till the end of the novel 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 Houellebec in my humble opinion is notPS Review corrected and re edited in September 2014