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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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“Not having anything around to read is dangerous: you have to content yourself with life itself, and that can lead you to take risks" In truth I find this book rather difficult to review and that is ... Read full review

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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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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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