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The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq
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Nov 25, 2008

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something was very compelling about this book. Despite the rampant misogyny, the blatant racism, and the long camp/club sex scenes that lead no where, I couldn't stop reading. It was like watching clown porn.
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David Katzman I agree. we both gave it the same rating. :-)
there was an interesting little dialogue with Houellebecq in the last issue of Harper's magazine. It doesn't do much to redeem him, but at least he's aware that he's a style-less nihilist. I think overall, it was just too cold-hearted.

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