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Thanks for telling us about the problem. The protagonist himself I found completely unengaging and unlikeable. The Map and the Territory is Michel Houellebecq’s fifth novel.

Overcome, he began to tremble in front of the food display. Yet he’s extremely successful in what he does. Jed opted for the Husqvarna, a water from the center of Norway, which sparkled discreetly.

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He houellebedq confessed to lifting sections from Wikipedia and transplanting them into the novel, but then Burroughs did something similar with his cut-ups of the works lee other authors. Es como si Houellebecq escribiera con desgana. It could’ve been mishandled. The always controversial Houellebecq. Houellebecq is for sure not Guy Debord, but he shares his sense of love disgust?

Three winners for this reader. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Boredom with the Parisian world is one of the novel’s themes, but are we bored by the author?


Houellebecq bringing himself in as a character was a master stroke and revealing. So does Houellebecq’s habit of throwing in a brief and learned digression on anything that interests him, such houellehecq the silicon breasts of a policeman’s wife, or the mating habits of the flies that feast on his own remains.

Houellebecq suggests that all he wants to do is account for what he sees, aspiring to the patient vision of plants. Jed houellebrcq as a kind of mute alter ego the real Houellebecq has an interest in art and in their unilateral conversations there is bile aplenty: May 30, Takisx rated it really liked it. When his father comes down with a terminal illness and is considering going to Norway for an assisted suicide, Jed has to deal with the consequences of such a decision.

I may reread it someday to study what I missed on first reading, which is probably a lot. I thought, then, that Houellebecq, the author, was giving me, the reader, direction.

I had previously read a review in the UK press and was aware of this turn. I give you Michel Houellebecq, possibly literature’s greatest living misanthrope. Overall, an enjoyable weekend plus a few other sittings reading this. View all 8 comments.

The Map and the Territory – Wikipedia

Paperbackpages. He has confessed to lifting territiire from Wikipedia and transplanting them into the novel, but then Burroughs did something similar with his cut-ups of the works of other authors. Cierto, muchas veces lo odio, pero no deja de ser un odio lleno de ternura. Except it doesn’t really.


La carte et le territoire by Michel Houellebecq

The third section initially gave me pause. But he does so with light touch. Olga puts her career before Jed when she leave him to go back to Russia. The essence of modernity, of scientific and technical apprehension of the world, was here combined with the essence of animal life. Genevieve from Madagascar and Olga from Russia.

Houellebecq replays the conceit here, with a similar pretension and expanded role for himself. His publicist convinced Jed that he needed to contact the writer Michel Houellebecq and see if he could be persuaded to write a piece for the show catalog.

This book has the same malaise, the same ennui as Houellebecq’s earlier books. He painted a series depicting bakers, waiters, and other blue collar workers as well as a few portraits of the rich and powerful. A wonderful book – rich, true and wickedly funny. Jed Martin was simply stonecold. It’s as funny as a thirteen year old movie star boasting that he’s now been off drugs for 90 days.

View all 26 comments. Jed becomes extraordinarily successful after a new series of paintings and therefore suddenly rich as the most prominent artist in France around the year I have to say, though, M.