Whatever: A Novel
"Houellebecq captures precisely the cynical disillusionment of disaffected youth."--Booklist
"This boy needs serious therapy. He may be beyond help."--The Washington Post
Just thirty, with a well-paid job, depression and no love life, the narrator and anti-hero par excellence of this grim, funny, and clever novel smokes four packs of cigarettes a day and writes weird animal stories in his spare time.
A painfully realistic portrayal of the vanishing freedom of a world governed by science and by the empty rituals of daily life.
Michel Houellebecq is a multi-award-winning French author. He currently lives in Spain.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Willstoc - LibraryThing
The title fits the theme of the story perfectly. The narrator suffers from manic depression, and in turn has a completely apathetic and cynical world view. This was my first Houellebecq novel, so I ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Tam2603 - LibraryThing
I am done and very glad, that it's over. What a bad, bad book. The protagonist is a sexist, pretentious prick, whose rambling is above all EXTREMELY BORING. I don't see anything remotely good about this book and will not ever again read something by this author. Read full review