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The Elementary Particles - Michel Houellebecq, Frank Wynne
The Elementary Particles
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An international literary phenomenon, The Elementary Particles is a frighteningly original novel–part Marguerite Duras and part Bret Easton Ellis-that leaps headlong into the malaise of contemporary existence.Bruno and Michel are half-brothers abandoned by their mother, an unabashed devotee of... show more
An international literary phenomenon, The Elementary Particles is a frighteningly original novel–part Marguerite Duras and part Bret Easton Ellis-that leaps headlong into the malaise of contemporary existence.Bruno and Michel are half-brothers abandoned by their mother, an unabashed devotee of the drugged-out free-love world of the sixties. Bruno, the older, has become a raucously promiscuous hedonist himself, while Michel is an emotionally dead molecular biologist wholly immersed in the solitude of his work. Each is ultimately offered a final chance at genuine love, and what unfolds is a brilliantly caustic and unpredictable tale.Translated from the French by Frank Wynne.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375727016 (0375727019)
ASIN: 375727019
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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Brain Gourmet
Brain Gourmet rated it
3.0 The Elementary Particles
Not recommended for optimists, prudes, and sane people in general.
Moje książki
Moje książki rated it
3.5 Cząstki elementarne
Jedna, chyba, z ważniejszych książek napisana przez współczesnego pisarza. To niemal wizja ludzkich możliwości. Kto wie czy za jakiś czas nie będzie ona uznawana za książkę, która wyznaczyła nowy kierunek w nauce>
hungoverdrawn
hungoverdrawn rated it
4.0 Atomised
An enthralling, thought-provoking book. The best thing I've read in a while.
kolegaliterat
kolegaliterat rated it
5.0 Cząstki elementarne
Mocna krytyka współczesnej kultury, która swoją strukturą przypomina wydmuszkę. Pozostała pusta forma, żadnych idei.
JeffreyKeeten
JeffreyKeeten rated it
This is the second Houellebecq novel that I have read. Usually when I talk about why I like novels it usually has to do with the great characters that I identified with or the amazing plot or the entertaining action. Houellebecq provides none of these things. In fact, while I was reading this boo...
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