Ampliacion del campo de batalla by Michel Houellebecq, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Ampliación del campo de batalla (Panorama de narrativas nº ) (Spanish Edition) eBook: Michel Houellebecq, Encarna Castejón: : Kindle- Shop. Michel Houellebecq’s first novel, Whatever, was followed by two collections of poetry and a book of essays. He lives in Dublin.

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Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Not my favorite Michel Houellebecq, but still an interesting read. After all the original French title is Extension du domaine de la luttewhich I’m pretty sure doesn’t translate to “Whatever.

I couldn’t get into the story. Here is an example of one of the “juicier” parts of the storywhen the hero rejects the possibility of responding to unmade advances from a client: There’s not nearly so much sex in this one, and the protagonist comes off as more overtly misogynistic than provocative, though to be fair he hates everyone.

Could not enjoy it – the tone jumped around too much and I bztalla care for any of the characters – especially the protagonist. I will have to re-read this book again and again.

Gatalla 25, John W. Ampliacion del campo de batalla. He writes short stories featuring talking animals. Such a life has not been granted me View all 6 comments. I liked the beginning, how the character tried to keep away from everything that implies living a little or how cynic or even more than that he is.

Inner thoughts and dubiousness. Published by Anagrama first published Listening to him drone on about about the pointlessness of life gets old quick. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

I didn’t really get this book. There was no way out, for sure.

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To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Book ratings by Goodreads. Starting from the premise that the new world of information technology IT creates a new, de-humanizing territory for the modern person, Whatever focuses on the lack of adventures of ayear old, IT systems specialist. Why oh why did I bother with this?


I guess I am not young enough, disaffected enough or caustic enough to appreciate this, that said with no idea of the French literary scene I will have to accept that it deserves its place on the list for inspiring a whole new generation of writers heres hoping I never have to read them Paperbackpages.

There’s no plot, and that’s not a problem, it’s just not entertaining.

The non-ending in particular doesn’t offer any sort of narrative or intellectual closure – it’s all very well to observe that the world is full of dull and stupid people doing boring bxtalla meaningless things, but why bother to write about that unless you have something interesting to say about it? Books by Michel Houellebecq. Want to Read saving…. The blurbs in the back of the book are the fodder of literary critics who write them for the love of seeing their witty blurbs printed on the back covers of such “edgy” novels, and the comparison to John Kennedy Tool’s A Confederacy of Dunce s is laughable.

I’m glad this wasn’t my first Houellebecq. The texture of the world is painful, inadequate; unalterable, or so it seems to me.

Ampliacion del campo de batalla

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. I think most of the comedy was also lost in translation. There’s no science fiction, no art criticism, no social commentary, just chain-smoking, unpleasant bar-hopping, and being bad at your job. I really like Houellebecq’s work us A jaded computer programmer is given the task of taking the computer program on the road and introducing it to various offices around France, training the workers in each office how to use the program.

There’s plenty of that classic Houellebecq-ian anomie and detachment from the world, but without a good plot to drive it along or any xmpliacion conundrums to make you think much beyond “Gee, this guy Very obviously a first novel, even though it shows signs of Houellebecq’s later skill in analyzing what truly connects us to our fellow man.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Amazon Restaurants Food ampliadion from local restaurants. I’ve heard comparisons to the Houellebeqc Confederacy of Dunces ; perhaps Whatever is Confederacy’s trashier, dumber, lost sister of a lost aunt.

It doesn’t matter mu Endless Adolescence Meh. What a waste of my precious time! We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Everyone else should avoid it as if it was a visit to the in-laws where one them is a dentist.

Which is why I don’t like it: I wish I could give it negative eleventy stars. Perhaps a book too early in his career.

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It doesn’t matter much either way. It’s not like there’s a shortage of books about self-absorbed, unlikeable misogynist characters who are unable to experience joy. No insights, no dialogue, no character development – just dreary nothingness.

But then things become a bit too weird, a bit too gross, morbid. Al bij al heb ik vorige week meer genoten van Elementaire deeltjes dat was af en toe flink lachen. Reminded of a Ballard novel without the intrique and a main character who is a pathetic shadow of a Murakami protagonist.

Btaalla details Format Paperback pages Dimensions There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Baatlla no es para nada del estilo de “El Club de la Lucha”, ni siquier A ver, es malo, pero no es tan malo.

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