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Free download The Elementary Particles Summary ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ By Michel Houellebecq By Michel Houellebecq ¹ 6 Read Are half brothers abandoned by their mother an unabashed devotee of the drugged out free love world of the sixties Bruno the older has become a raucously promiscuous hedonist himself while Michel is an emotionally dead mole. As I was reading in the case of The Elementary Particles absorbing pondering considering I was eventually convinced this was a very good book 4 stars After all the basic story line of two half brothers being effectively abandoned by a hippiehedonist mother to make their own separate ways in the world was original if somewhat counter to actual hippie values And yet the story was well told and the author made marvelous use of a carrot and stick approach with his audience Most chapters began with a dry hyper andor pseudo scientific examination of the older brother Michel s work as a molecular biologist Just as this became too much after say four or five paragraphs Houellebec switched gears and dove into Bruno s the younger brother myriad sexual exploits Though both boys are clearly dysfunctional the back and forth and the constant forward motion are compelling The author also drops numerous pronouncements about life and humankind throughout the type of thing to either dismiss or to pay attention to and appreciate Approaching the last of the book I became convinced that this was not just a good book but perhaps a great work 5 stars And there it would have stayed had not the unfortunate Epilogue reared it s ill fitting head For reasons not clear the author felt the need to convert what had been a well written complex thought provoking contemporary novel into a work of science fiction to this reader s mind thereby lessening it s believability and impact The work was stronger when every reader could decide for him or herself what the ultimate outcome of these two lives would have been Still an excellent work of literature well worth the read just minus that fifth star final rating 4 stars

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Free download The Elementary Particles Summary ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ By Michel Houellebecq By Michel Houellebecq ¹ 6 Read Cular biologist wholly immersed in the solitude of his work Each is ultimately offered a final chance at genuine love and what unfolds is a brilliantly caustic and unpredictable taleTranslated from the French by Frank Wynne. I must confess that for a long time I didn t know where the author was taking me The two brothers were dysfunctional in different ways Neither were capable of human relationships One was a sensual hedonist an onanist the other an abstracted intellectual His work product is obscure almost until the final chapters and epilogue when the thesis is fully exposed and theory becomes application Humanity becomes a complex version of theI don t want to give it away Suffice it to say that Michel the scientist follows the trajectory of uantum physics into genetics and seeks an antidote to humanity s flaws Along the way we encounter some sad people who disintegrate as we all do This is a work of French intellectual process It is at times disgusting other times perplexing but there is a strong message not for the shallow Hard to believe but love in all its permutations is a major theme Sheldon Greene is a novelist and executive in a wind energy company

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Free download The Elementary Particles Summary ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ By Michel Houellebecq By Michel Houellebecq ¹ 6 Read An international literary phenomenon The Elementary Particles is a frighteningly original novelpart Marguerite Duras and part Bret Easton Ellis that leaps headlong into the malaise of contemporary existenceBruno and Michel. When Nietzsche and Dostoyevsky examined the imagined conseuences of the death of God a certain grandeur attached to their endeavor Residing in a world not yet devoid of certainty and standards of rhythms and roles they prophesied the proliferation of atheists pulsing with amoral energy or saw an opening for the birth of a new man superior by virtue of his freedom from the restraints of ChristianityWe who now live in that foretold world excuse the romantic elements in the visions of the existentialists That they got the broad strokes right Houllecbec regards as self evident The Elementary Particles passes over the death of God and the absence of an immortal soul or a divinely ordained morality as a novel of seafaring might the nature of water But life unromantic and tangible human life is not experienced in broad and abstract strokes but rather in the gaps betweenTo live among the gaps is to live within the worldview which forms the background of each epoch of human life For the West today this means to live with only negative certainty about uestions of meaning and existence The old answers to the big uestions we can no longer believe and no new ones have shown themselvesThis state of affairs drives the characters of the novel to retreat into other forms of certainty For Bruno it is the orgasm for Michel it is his work and science for almost every character it is a near complete selfishness and individualism Instead of philosophical criminals and life affirming overmen we find beings confused and exhausted by a materialism both ineluctable and irredeemably feeble Little retains its potency in our life among the gaps other than the certainty of deathWith death and dying the negative certainties of our worldview seem to collapse Approaching death we find an immaterial fog that cannot be fully lifted and the uestion posed by another drawer of our epoch s conclusions McCarthy s Judge Holden perplexes us still Of whom do we speak when we speak of a man who was and is not We know the answer prescribed by the analytics of our worldview death is extinction and its immateriality an illusion That we remain perplexed speaks only to the reality of our limitations not reality itself But can a worldview satisfy in parts when it leaves us dissatisfied devastatingly so when confronted with its coreMy reading of Houllecbec suggest his answer is no Slowly his characters and with them the modern West are shown to have inherited existential broad strokes that make living between their gaps untenable The tension of life among these gaps builds and builds just as it would have for livers and breathers of the religious worldview as it was bombarded by science and the doubt it fostered New frocks of transcendence whether blood and nation or sects and ideologies are tried and discarded The defiance of past ways creates exhilarations that bloom and wither in ever shorter intervalsThese failings leave naught but tension tension that fills in the gaps covers them until there is no space left until all possibilities have been exhausted until a final pattern reveals itself with the closing of the last gap And upon this new pattern the broad strokes of a new epoch are first made incommensurable with the lastBut if religion collapsed under the weight of the scientific world what hope is there when our hearts made secular can no bear the findings of materialism than could the theology of the past Might the distinction between the religious pattern and the secular be illusory Our experience the closing of the gaps of a grander pattern its contours formed by the collision of human heart and world Might resolution of the last contradiction and slackening of humanity s unbearable tension reuire the very hearts and minds that perceive them be left behind filling in the final gaps of mankind s final pattern


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