Las particulas elementales by Michel Houellebecq, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Atomised, also known as The Elementary Particles (French: Les Particules élémentaires), is a novel by the French author Michel Houellebecq, published in . Buy Las particulas elementales by Michel Houellebecq (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible.

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Bruno’s plight is similar.

The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq

Despite the essentially elaborate scope of the plot revealed in the novel’s conclusion, the narrative focuses almost exclusively on the bleak and unrewarding day-to-day lives of the protagonists, two half-brothers who barely know each other. Elementalez amateurish darkly funny, because, I mean, this book is dark. Una lectura que hace pensar y reflexionar a la vez.

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In this book, it helps to be somewhat well grounded in biology as one of the main characters, Michel sic, is a molecular biologist. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Get to Know Us.

You can interpret this book in several different ways. Como damnificados de elemehtales corrientes entran en el New Age, desmoralizados tratan de enmendar sus fracasos conscientes e inconscientes pero ya es muy tarde. I got my book on time, well packaged and had no problem with the order. One of the most great books of the 10 last years.


The Elementary Particles

Something about quantum physics. The petty, worthless little bureaucrat in Platform. On the other hand, in a kind of a quantum mechanical metaphor, there’s his brother Michel, partoculas rational scientist, freed from all these bodily passions, 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.

A friend gave me The Elementary Particles as a present and I somehow find this symbolic — it opposes all the hatred, unhappiness and suffering described in the book. A sourpuss Houellebecq might be, but he is a damn talented sourpuss, and I rate this novel as one of the greatest of the late 20th Century, a book that I think will hold its own as a great work of its time and be read in future decades, much as we still read The Outsideror The Catcher in the Rye.

Buy the selected items together This item: But why does Bruno feel this terrible, and what does it say about our society?

Las particulas elementales

Hate them a lot. My 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 gouellebecq historical and biological trends. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. This is the second Houellebecq novel that I have read.


Houellebecq does make me uncomfortable at times, but I believe good literature is supposed to make us flinch.

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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. His characters are analytical about their lives to the point that even moments of joy are destroyed before elementxles character can even experience the happiness. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Years ago, I went out on a few dates with a French guy.

Every character here is monodimensional and unrealistic, while the story itself is ridicolous.

Don’t have a Kindle? This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. If you can handle some pretty graphic sex combined with a story flementales nihilism, ennui and some hard examination of the consumerist wasteland that is modern Western society, then strap in for a damn fine novel.

What an incredible book. This is not a quick read nor is it a pleasure book for the casual reader, perhaps looking for social commentary with which quickly to agree.