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Houellebecq keeps us listening, even when we know we should leave. (THE INDEPENDENT)
the book shows his main strength: caustic with with a moral force that cuts throug complacent assumptions. (Katie Owen SUNDAY TELEGRAPH)
The new novel from the bestselling, highly acclaimed and always controversial author of Atomised.See all Product Description
Houellebecq deals with essentials. Ageing, dying, what it means to be alive. It is not easy reading, he is often offensive to our pampered generation. Worth the effort.Published 6 months ago by J. R. Brodie
I received this as a gift, with high praise. Ah, if only I'd listened to my instincts and thrown this away. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Reprobus Marmaritarum
I read this book after finding the excellent 'The age of Aquarius' by A W Findlay and looking for similar themes. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Sorina C
A bit twisted and definitely misanthropic. I've given away 2 previous copies and I wanted one for my own library. If you like dystopias, you will like this.Published on 25 April 2013 by JC
You don't read Houellebecq to be heartened and uplifted, but reading him really makes you think, and he holds a magnifying glass to modern society like few other writers. Read morePublished on 28 Jan. 2013 by J. Craven
Houellebecq is the only author whose books I buy in hardback as soon as they are published without a second thought because I know he always delivers and because I can't wait to... Read morePublished on 28 Sept. 2011 by Jane Austen
After reading ATOMISED upon the recommendation of a friend and finding it negative and depressing, I decided to give Houellebecq another chance. Read morePublished on 18 Feb. 2011 by Millas Thighs
I bought this book with some misgivings, often award winning writers, and French ones at that, don't live up to their awards. This one does. Read morePublished on 21 Dec. 2010 by Ransen Owen
Michel Houellebecq has brought together his long-running obsessions into something which is possibly more representative of his outlook than previous works, one that can seem full... Read morePublished on 10 Oct. 2006 by C. Pegler