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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 audio est une saisissante fable politique et morale.

©2015 Éditions Flammarion (P)2016 Editions Gallimard

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Great book but why is it in French?

Kept finding myself ticking-off the narrator as I marched around the supermarket listening to this one: “God’s sakes, speak English!”

Houellebecq is a brilliant writer but his books just sound silly in a foreign language.

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Complete and chilling erasure of women

A French Handmaid’s Tale this is not. But Houellebecq’s insidiously soft, non-violent story of a devastating overthrow of western values - which manages to completely erase women from any meaningful existence in society or public life - left me feeling equally sick at heart and uneasy.
Masterfully written and brilliantly read.

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