by Michel Houellebecq | Other |
ISBN: 0099283360 Global Overview for this book
Registered by kitten99 of Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on 10/2/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by kitten99 from Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 2, 2007
A winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, this book is by the renowned french writer Michel Houellebecq. It tells the stroy of 2 half-brothers who are totally different in every way.

It also deals with the changes to society in the latter half of the twentieht centure, including politics, religion and the chage in the way sexual relationships were thought about.

I first came across this book when a blogger I regularly read mentioned he'd given it to his 16year-old son, with the challenge 'is this literature, or just thinly-disguised porn'? While it is graphic in some of the sexual acts detailed, I personally think this book deals with so much more than just that - it would make anyone think, although I will be careful where I release it as I think it requires a certain maturity to understand the real meaning of the sexual references it mentions, and I suppose some parents wouldn't be happy to let their children read it.

I'd still recommend it though.

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Released 13 yrs ago (12/8/2008 UTC) at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom



sent on it's way to someone for a special reason! Hope you enjoy the book!


Journal Entry 3 by Twynnie from Royston, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thank you kitten99! I'll look forward to reading this and making my own mind up abou tis content, it looks as if it will take me out of my comfort zone, which I need once in a while...

Journal Entry 4 by Twynnie at Royston, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Friday, April 27, 2018

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