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A few words by a French reader,
This review is from: Whatever (Paperback)
THe original tittle for this book is 'extension du domaine de la lutte' (extension of the struggle field) and in French it sounds exactly like one of those manifestos 70s terrorists like to publish in between bombings and assassinations. Maybe this is a simple warning from the author: I AM DANGEROUS!
Well Michel Houelebecq doesn't look too dangerous and his ideas are either a posture of pessimistic contempt or the work of a dangerous lunatic, probably both. Still EDDDLL is before all a great novel. If you're into the subversive discourse of the author on the loathsome nature of sexual freedom and the need to overcome it you should read its 2nd novel (and last years'tremendous best seller in France): les particules elementaires.
PS: a film adaptation of EDDDLL has just been releised in France.
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Initial post: Feb 27, 2015 1:13:12 PM PST
dave jones says:
yeah... thanks... seems pretty accurate... I don't speak French... (well i took it in HS)... his second novel elemntary particles pretty good... real good... the ending a little too well now we're into cloning so I guess it wasnt too... movies usually pretty weak... but well I guess I'll check whatever out before I read plane or whatever... well... oh well
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