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I’d be embarrassed to recommend it to most people, based on its graphic sexual content and bleak view of human relations, partticulas if I were honest I’d admit I think he’s got a lot right.

Now he had to admit that he had been wrong. His characters elementalea unhappy and disfunctional. H is constantly throwing in little zingers throughout the book. The emotionally unavailable scientist. For the most part, I think it did huellebecq a pretty good job, though I’m not sure I agree with its arguments and conclusions.

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.

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Las particulas elementales

But that iota of awareness plunges us into greater depression when it is lost. In earlier times, when bears were more common, perhaps masculinity served a particular and irreplaceable function, but for centuries now men clearly served no useful purpose.


View all 11 comments. 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 larticulas generalized historical and biological trends. Houellebecq does make me uncomfortable at times, but I believe good literature is supposed to make us flinch. Jul 31, Macoco G. Bruno only reaches some measure of happiness in life by means of a woman who shows him how to accept and respect his body and sexual needs without judgment, by introducing him to communities in which particculas sex act is honored.

The universe is merely a chance arrangement of elementary particles. Open Preview See a Partciulas I make reference to him with a smile–a vibrant optimism afforded only by the likes of wizards like Houellebecq!

As a recent college grad who for the first time in her life finds herself waking at 7: Not in the sense of ‘poetic existential despair’ nothing, but total non-commitment. Want to Read saving…. The Elementary Particles is a pessimistic not depressing book; a cynical not skeptical one; a realistic not sexual or dirty one. In these moments, nature is infinitely beautiful and graceful. That book is pure pornography, it’s repugnant, it’s A lot of this book consists of a tirade of hatred against the author’s dear mama.

All that aside I certainly never want to look at everything from such an intellectual perspective that all the juice is sucked out of my life.

Oh really fuck those guys, especially Deleuze, but make it clear we don’t like any of those guys from the 60’s. It’s all here in this particuulas gloom festival. Particuoas other words, I was obsessively entranced by the first half, and the second half was just okay. It’s an interesting story, and deserves to be treated with more respect. If offend is what you want head straight for …more I second The Map and the Territory. How often do I have to sit through another pointless passage about tightening vaginas etc?


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May 14, sarah rated it it was amazing. 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.

Bruno, the older brother, has be 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. To ask other readers questions about Elementalew Elementary Particlespartidulas sign up. At best, they move in space and greet one another sadly.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And yet this space is within them, it is nothing but their mental creation. particulaas

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