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Author: Michel Houellebecq
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Just thirty, with a well-paid job, depression and no love life, the narrator and anti-hero par excellence of this grim, funny and clever novel smokes four packs of cigarettes a day and writes weird animal stories in his spare time. A computer programmer by day, he is tolerably content, until, that is, he's packed off with a colleague - the unimaginably ugly, sexually-frustrated virgin Raphael Tisserand - to train  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Houellebecq, Michel.
Whatever.
London : Profile Books, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Houellebecq
ISBN: 9781847651617 1847651615
OCLC Number: 727647396
Description: 1 online resource (158 pages)

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Just thirty, with a well-paid job, depression and no love life, the narrator and anti-hero par excellence of this grim, funny and clever novel smokes four packs of cigarettes a day and writes weird animal stories in his spare time. A computer programmer by day, he is tolerably content, until, that is, he's packed off with a colleague - the unimaginably ugly, sexually-frustrated virgin Raphael Tisserand - to train provincial civil servants in the use of a new computer system ... A painfully realistic portrayal of the vanishing freedom of a world governed by science and by the empty rituals of da.

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Funny, terrifying and nauseating * Independent * The balance between philosophy and narrative detail is perfectly judged; the book slips down easily like a bad oyster. As is the nature of such Read more...

 
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