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Random House Uk Limited, 2002 - France - 362 pages
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Houellebecq's new novel tells the story of an attempt to create a package-holiday company for sex-tourists. Less philosophical and grandly ambitious than Atomised, it is, if anything, even more outrageously funny and bitingly satirical of the ways we live now than the earlier novel. Added to which, there is a genuinely moving love affair, real characters and a real plot

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User Review  - Mijk - LibraryThing

This book is simply dreadful. Yes it introduces the reader to a certain kind of (sexist, racist, homophobic, smug, conceited, narcissistic) male subject, supposedly common today, and i guess it can be ... Read full review

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User Review  - MSarki - LibraryThing

Wednesday: I am hoping the novel picks up in intensity soon. We are getting ready for our trip to Thailand and I am just not so into this book yet. Perhaps I have read too much Bernhard, Erpenbeck ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (2002)

Michel Houellebecq's first novel, Whatever, was followed by two collections of poetry and a book of essays. He lives in Dublin.

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