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Lanzarote By Michel Houellebecq

Lanzarote
by Michel Houellebecq

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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. Sensitive to his limited means and dislike of Muslim countries, the travel agent suggests an island full of 21st century hedonism, set in a bizarre lunar landscape - Lanzarote.
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Lanzarote by Michel Houellebecq

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. Sensitive to his limited means and dislike of Muslim countries, the travel agent suggests an island full of 21st century hedonism, set in a bizarre lunar landscape - Lanzarote. 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. Will they succeed in seducing Rudi, the police inspector from Luxembourg, currently living in exile in Brussels? Or will he join the 'Azraelian' sect, as they prepare for humanity to be regenerated by extra-terrestrials? As for our narrator, will he consider his week's holiday on the island a success?

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Lanzarote Reviews


"Reads like a dream" * Time Out *
"Tremendously enjoyable" * Times Literary Supplement *
"Houellebecq captures the spirit of the age better than any other novelist, or any social historian, writing today" * Literary Review *
"There is no other writer like him, at the moment, for wit, acuity or the transparent beauty of his prose. His themes are always big and bravely expounded" * Spectator *
"What Houellebecq has in abundance is an ability to turn commonplace events into high comedy-I enjoyed [Lanzarote] enormously" * Sunday Telegraph *

About Michel Houellebecq


A poet, essayist and novelist, Michel Houellebecq is the author of several novels including The Map and the Territory, Atomised, Platform and Whatever.

Additional information

GOR001211279
Lanzarote by Michel Houellebecq
Michel Houellebecq
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2004-06-03
96
009944836X
9780099448365
N/A
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