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 Posted September 22nd, 2010 05:47 PM   IP              
Years ago I read Elementary Particles. I liked/didn't like it the same way I liked/didn't like Bret Easton Ellis novels. But in the meantime, I've read a lot of books I can't even remember, but I remember Houellebecq and Ellis pretty well.

There's a new interview with Houellebecq that's funny enough: http://www.theparisreview.org/inter...hel-houellebecq

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“How do you have the nerve to write some of the things you do?” I asked him. “Oh, it’s easy. I just pretend that I’m already dead.”


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“Do you like the Stooges?” Michel Houellebecq asked me on the second day of our interview. He put down his electric cigarette (it glowed red when he inhaled, producing steam instead of smoke) and rose slowly from his futon couch. “Iggy Pop wrote some songs based on my novel The Possibility of an Island,” he offered. “He told me it’s the only book he has liked in the last ten years.” France’s most famous living writer flipped open his MacBook and the gravelly voice of the punk legend filled the kitchenette, chanting: “It’s nice to be dead.”
  
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 Posted September 22nd, 2010 06:04 PM   IP              
Thanks I shall put this on my reading list. Although I am currently reading the whole of La Comédie Humaine, I like to fit in another book in betweeen here and there , and I am a big big fan of B.E.E too.
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 Posted October 5th, 2010 04:30 AM   IP              
Strted reading Les particules élémentaires, and it is great writing from get go. Again thanks for the reference, sounds like I will be reading many more of his books.
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 Posted October 7th, 2010 05:12 AM   IP              
This is really spooky. I have the same kind of childhood as the main character. Divorced parents then brought up by my gradnmother for a while, oh and born the same year. The grand mother lives in the same area as wher my grand mother live and wher she brought me up and THEN went back to live with my mom in the same "département" of Seine et Marne. This is really very strange to read part of your own life as lived by a fictional character.
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 Posted October 8th, 2010 02:26 PM   IP              
Ok well I guess the analogy with my life stops at page 30 or so, lol, it does turn VERY Brett Easton Ellis all of a sudden. Fantastic book so far.
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 Posted October 14th, 2010 04:22 AM   IP              
This book gets weirder and weirderr as far as I am concerned. The guy's aunt has the same name as my mom. The description of the grand mothers death is very similar to mine, and I glanced at the end sand see that Ireland is involved. I think I may have to send a message this guy who is obvioulsy ripping off my life in his book!
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