- Dec 4, 2010
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I’ve read most of the novels of Houellebecq.I remember a reviewer saying he was heir to Camaus. I never did see the connection to be honest. Yes he did have some of the qualities of existentialist fiction which I admired.
Submission I bought it I read it. OK jury still out on that one.
I’ve also read Charles Bukowski in my 20’s.
Actually there are two books I have never completed The Castle by Kafka which basically drove me spare with the trials and tribulations of the protagonist. And The Magus which was a crock, both of these I read in my 20’s.
But this Houellebecq is beyond the pale I could put up with the misogyny and other perversities, even masochistic self indulgent alcoholic nihilism which was vaguely amusing. However their comes a time where you just say enough is enough. I’m not a prude by any stretch of the imagination but …fuck this for a joke. I got to page 189 and gave up in disgust.