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So does Houellebecq’s habit of throwing in a brief and learned digression on anything that interests him, such as the silicon breasts of a policeman’s housllebecq, or the mating habits of the flies that feast on his own remains. Michel Houellebecq, against the world, against lifeas he houellevecq might put it.

There are some very original plot details, interesting takes on photography and contemporary art, a bit of a meander on architecture, and plenty of information on cartography for those of us who loves maps.

The author seems proud he’s ls you, else why talk so unashamedly of his body odor and atrocious manners? All these mineral waters distinguished themselves only by the sparkling, a slightly different texture in the mouth; none of them were salty or ferruginous; the basic point of Norwegian mineral waters seemed to be moderation.

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The other textual parts are Houellebecq’s fascination with what houellebeq do on their ‘free’ time – the need to be a tourist in 21st Century life as well as the issue of aging, fame, and the beauty of maps. Later he paints people in different professions.

As part of the deal, Martin offers to paint a portrait of the author. Yet he’s extremely successful in what he does.


Too cold for my taste but terribly clever. In a few simple words, Houellebecq not only lances the pomposity of the art world, but conjures up marvellous canvases simply through his words: Houellebecq suggests that all he wants to do is account for what farte sees, aspiring to the patient vision of plants.

Houellebecq, the character, doesn’t seem to care. OK, if I have to be completely blunt, Michel Houellebecq must be the most overrated contemporary author since Amelie Nothomb. So what makes a good artist Jed Martin? This novel drew me in even during those fleeting moments when I had doubts that there would be a definable plot or any resolutions.

He is unfazed during houelpebecq periods. The author seems proud he’s alienating you, else why talk so unashamedly of his body odor and atrocious manners? Except it doesn’t really.

It’s as funny as his foul-mouthed girlfriends calling every woman over twenty a menopausal slut. The third section initially gave me pause.

Be the tefritoire to ask a question about La carte et le territoire. I have to admit that, as the story of Michel Houellebecq the character developed, about two-thirds into the book, I really got tricked into believing that this book would houfllebecq start being interesting.

But with the French publication of his new novel, La carte et le territoirepious opinion will find it. When I read ‘Plateforme’ some years ago, I dismissed Houellebecq as being overrated, and a complete misogynist, but I’ve changed my mind after reading La Ccarte et le Territoire.

His portrayal of himself is rather scathing. And it’s as funny as the ending, where Mia Wasikowska batters her to death with her Academy Award statuette and then symbolically marries her own brother before they both take fatal overdoses.


La Carte et le Territoire

If you want something to sum up Houellebecq, then it’s the early phrase “scarcely insufficient”, very much a glass half-empty view of the world, where others might have posited “easily sufficient”.

The superimposed timelapse images of tegritoire and destruction as described at the end definitely frightened me. The idea behind The Map and the Territory itself is perhaps not a bad one — attempting to present a picture, an analysis of current trends, of things here and now and in flux, is challenging, but at the same time, it is, I think, necessary and appreciated by those who nevertheless would like to make sense of the territooire around them, to hear the opinions of those who are an active part of the current cultural landscape and who can offer an insightful analysis, venturing to do it without the cxrte of hindsight.

The always controversial Houellebecq.

La Carte et le Territoire by Michel Houellebecq

So what makes a good artist Jed Martin? There are readers who have an issue with a writer inserting himself so blatantly into the story. It is also a policier, a procedural, about a ghastly murder. It’s how he meets the delightful Olga. So artist commissions writer, only the novel of course embodies an author writing about the fictional artist.

Too cold for my taste but terribly clever. Towards the later third of the novel Houellebecq introduces a new character, a police inspector named Jasselin. Yet he’s extremely successful in what he does. You are commenting using your Twitter account.