Tuesday, 25 September 2012


ISBN-13: 978-0-099-28336-2
Editor: Michel Houellebecq
Translator: Frank Wynne
Language: English
Place of Publication: London
Publisher: Vintage
Year of Publication: 2001
Format: 130x198mm (trimmed)
Pages: 379 printed on newsprint
Illustrations: N/A
Cover Photograph: Tim Hetherington
Binding: Paperback in colour printed wrappers
Original Price: GBP 6.99
Weight: 279gr.
Entry No.: 2012031
Entry Date: 25
th  September 2012


Half brothers Michel and Bruno have a mother in common but little else. Michel is a molecular biologist, a thinker and idealist, a man with no erotic life to speak of and little in the way of human society. Bruno, by contrast, is a libertine, though more in theory than in practice, his endless lust being all too rarely reciprocated. Both are symptomatic members of our atomized society, where religion has given way to shallow ‘new age’ philosophies and love so meaningless sexual connections,

Atomised tells the stories of two brothers, but the real subject of the novel is the dismantling of contemporary society and its assumptions, its polttical incorrectness, and its caustic and penetrating asides on everything from anthropology to the problem pages of girls’ magazines.

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