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Dans une France assez proche de la nôtre, un homme s’engage dans la carrière universitaire. Peu motivé par l’enseignement, il s’attend à une vie ennuyeuse mais calme, protégée des grands drames historiques. Cependant les forces en jeu dans le pays ont fissuré le système politique jusqu’à provoquer son effondrement. Cette implosion sans soubresauts, sans vraie révolution, se développe comme un mauvais rêve.

Le talent de l’auteur, sa force visionnaire nous entraînent sur un terrain ambigu et glissant ; son regard sur notre civilisation vieillissante fait coexister dans ce roman les intuitions poétiques, les effets comiques, une mélancolie fataliste.

Ce livre est une saisissante fable politique et morale.

Edition Language:French
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:320 pages

    Soumission Reviews

  • Manny
    Nov 11, 2015

    This week, on Dystopia! Michel Houellebecq discusses the future with Robert Heinlein- Good evening, M. Houellebecq.- Bonsoir, M. Heinlein. Alors, please, tell me your vision of the future.- Sure. So W...

  • RK-ique
    Dec 10, 2015

    Wow. Great satire ... of French ... of European ... of Western values ... or lack thereof. So well done that the irony often slips by unnoticed. Who the hell are we? SoumissionSo what do you call a no...

  • ? Ibrahim ?
    Jan 04, 2017

    As a former Muslim, I see that Houellebecq is right on the money. I escaped Egypt my country in search of a land of freedom, and yet here oppression is chasing after me in the West. We love for Europe...

  • Fionnuala
    Apr 22, 2016

    I set out to read this book expecting to be provoked because in my experience Houellebecq is always hell-bent on provoking somebody, and very often that 'somebody' is of the opposite sex. I wasn?t d...

  • Jibran
    Nov 03, 2016

    It seems as though Houellebecq wrote the novel to stir up not debate but controversy. I'm afraid to say that charging a small segment of French population with so much power and influence is way too o...

  • Hadrian
    Nov 18, 2015

    This is a case of a novel of ideas with the best (or worst) possible timing. The very day it was published in French was the day of the Charlie Hebdo shootings; a few short weeks after the English tra...

  • Yves Gounin
    Jan 19, 2015

    Il est de bon ton de critiquer le dernier Houellebecq.Les fans des Particules élémentaires y voient une ?uvre mineure, annonciatrice de l'inéluctable déclin du grand homme ; les contempteurs du p...

  • Ian
    Feb 21, 2016

    Sex, Religion and PoliticsIf you only read one book about sex, religion and politics this year, make sure it's this one!It packs enormous punch into (far) less than 300 pages, raising the question yet...

  • Paul Martin
    Oct 03, 2015

    Would a society based on "Moderate Islam" be such a bad thing? This seems to be the kind of book that divides critics into the two equally useless camps:1) This is islamophobic and racist garbage!2) ...

  • Jonfaith
    Oct 23, 2015

    Above our heads the linden branches stirred in the breeze. Just then, in the distance, I heard a soft, muffled noise like an explosion.This wasn't the dystopia I had expected. Scandalous -- such was t...