Lanzarote is a novella by the French author Michel Houellebecq, published in France in from a draft written at an unspecified earlier time. Pedro Blas Gonzalez Lanzarote – Michel Houellebecq See all books by Michel Houellebecq at | Lanzarote is a. A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Lanzarote by Michel Houellebecq.

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The Azraelian sect is presumably based on the real-life Raelians whose claim to have cloned a human being was the subject of much heated debate earlier this year.

It just descends into a lazy, half- hearted ending, as holes start to appear and you feel your heart sink as you see the pages run out, leaving you wondering what happened? Nevertheless this is a very short book which i think is my favorite of his because of the length is perfect for the hatred expressed in Houellebecq’s view of the world.

But to confuse the reader further, it contains nine colour photographs of the island, taken by Houellebecq himself, to illustrate the stony impassiveness of a landscape that resists anything as rich as his despised “ecology”. Indeed, Houellebecq ought to be embraced as the most English of French novelists. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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Otherwise, this brief 90 pp personal manifesto, superbly written from a nihilistic and opportunistic worldview houellebeqcis crowned by an apocalyptic description of how fire and water, tectonic energy, volcanic explosions, emissions of poisonous gasses, etc. Tourism in Lanzarote remains resolutely ungreen and certainly wholly uncultural, 21st century hedonism, set in a bizarre lunar landscape – Martian, according to the travel agent. It was a very pleasurable short read.


On Lanzarote, one can meet some fascinating human specimens, notably Pam and Barbara – ‘non-exclusive’ German lesbians – who can give rise to some interesting combinations. I read this brief novel with the aid of a map, tracing routes and destinations as I went along. Nieuw is zijn afschuw van Belgen in de figuur van de Belgische politie-inspecteur Rudi die samen met hem en twee Duitse vrouwen op het vulkanische eiland Lanzarote terechtkomt.

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It has themes in common with other Houellebecq books that I’ve read as well as the expected pornographic interludes and Islamophobic characters but, really, the story is so brief that they aren’t – can’t be – explored with any real profundity. They gather in small groups and head for unlikely islands absent from Continental holiday brochures- Malta, Madeira, or, indeed Lanzarote.

Worth reading for the die hard Houellebecq fan.

His misery is our enjoyment. Explore the Home Gift Guide. This is my actual favorite Houellebecq book, and I think most people missed it – because I think it came out only in the UK in English of course.

These photographs are ascribed to a fellow tourist named Rudi, a Belgian policeman. Hohellebecq Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Realising that his New Year is probably going to be a disaster, as usual, our narrator, on impulse, walks into a travel agency to book a week in the sun.

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Sep 26, Patrick McCoy rated it really liked it Shelves: Aug 07, Nate rated it it was ok Shelves: Hedonism, extra-terrestrials and an exiled police inspector collide in this novel from the internationally bestselling author of Atomised and Submission. Many will guiltily enjoy the dismissive, politically incorrect prejudices as hhouellebecq hostility or disdain washes in turn over Belgium, Luxembourg, Norwegians, English tourists, four-wheel-drives, anti-smokers, priests, American imperialists, Muslims, the 20th century… … The unnamed narrator is evidently a run-through for the one called Michel in Platform, and Lanzarote is indeed an earlier, sketchier composition than that terrifyingly far-reaching vision of the free world of globalisation, mass sex-tourism and fundamentalist terrorism it chillingly anticipated the Bali bombing.


The story itself is OK at the beginning, I like characters with cynical world perspective. To ask other readers questions about Lanzarotehouuellebecq sign up. He opposes the wilder forms of permissiveness with his own honest, self-deprecating libertarianism.

In the early evening, after a short trip to the beach, he is to be found drinking bizarre cocktails. The mermaid alludes to the pair of female German bisexual nudists with whom the French narrator flatly describes, lick-by-suck-by-groan, his wishful-seeming orgy on a beach – yes, Houellebecq once again pays his dues to medium porn and to Bergman’s Persona.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. On Lanzarote, one can meet some fascinating human specimens, notably Pam and Barbara – ‘non-exclusive’ German lesbians – who can give rise to some interesting combinations.

It’s not until Rudi’s letter and the subsequent news of the Azraelites that the book’s point seems to take form. More from the web.