Tuesday April 7, 2020

Little hope in Houllebecq's ironic anti-world

The Possibility Of An Island, by Michel Houllebecq, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, €13.99.

5th November, 2005

The Possibility Of An Island, by Michel Houllebecq, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, €13.99.

A series of clones live on through an endlessly decaying world that they thoroughly dislike.

Yes, we're in Houllebecq-land, a place of sneering and clever remarks and narcissistic reflections on a world seen through the glass of the anti-hero's success and self-loathing.

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