For Atomised A lesser Milan Kundera that incorporatesscience rather than faux psychology. Re Atomised Decided to give this two stars about half way through, settled on one star after the hilarious extinction of mankind ending Completely unimaginative 400 pages consisting of disjointed and uninspired wikipedia descriptions of scientific theories, tired, moralising post 68 generation state of the nation whines about abortion the pill sexual s breakdown of the family, and faux explicit sex scenes that would have been shocking many years ago Houellebecq s prose is cliche ridden and predict Decided to give this two stars about half way through, settled on one star after the hilarious extinction of mankind ending Completely unimaginative 400 pages consisting of disjointed and uninspired wikipedia descriptions of scientific theories, tired, moralising post 68 generation state of the nation whines about abortion the pill sexual s breakdown of the family, and faux explicit sex scenes that would have been shocking many years ago Houellebecq s prose is cliche ridden and predictable and writing a sex scene every two pages does not cover up for it That said, it is fun to watch just how hard he is trying A captivating read from start to finish I have rarely been so enthralled by a book, let alone a book that is so unique and unflinchingly original There s so much to this book it deserves another read soon. Re Atomised. eh Read Atomised not other, quite sexual in content, good book Bit heavy in places. classic books for the price ofVintage Satire is a limited edition gift pack which consists of beautifully designed separate volumes of Gulliver s Travels by Jonathan Swift and Michel Houellebecq s controversial bestseller AtomisedVintage Satire is just one of ten Vintage Classic Twins to collect Each twin consists of two books a specially designed limited edition of one modern classic title and one established classic work The books in each pair have been carefully selected to provide a thought provoking combination Gulliver s Travels In the course of his famous travels, Gulliver is captured by miniature people who wage war on each other because of religious disagreement over how to crack eggs, is sexually assaulted by giants, visits a floating island, and decides that the society of horses is better than that of his fellow man Swift s tough, filthy and incisive satire has much to say about the state of the world today and is presented here in its unexpurgated entirety Atomised 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 in theory than in practice, his endless lust is all too rarely reciprocated Both are symptomatic members of our atomised society, where religion has given way to shallow new age philosophies and love to meaningless sexual connections A dissection of modern lives and loves, it is by turns funny, acid, infuriating, didactic, touching and visceral Rating is for atomised. I read Atomised Bleak view of society today