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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Aug 19, Kitty Red-Eye rated it it was amazing Shelves: He’s funny, biting, and I like his take on tourism. To top it all off, he’s kind of a bad writer and this hasn’t made me eager to check out his more celebrated novels.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Stories of a cult, sexual escapades and unfulfilled characters abound. Puts the full color of life and even some exotic erotica in a nutshell, with abundant humor with pithy accurate commentary on real a moral issues.

This, I thought, is what the world will look like when it dies. Then there are also the Azraelians, a cult that lanzaroge humans were created in a laboratory by an alien i.

True, Waugh championed the rights of the drinker and the smoker against political orthodoxy, while Houellebecq is more interested in the chronic masturbator and sexual obsessive. Yet it has its own perverse appeal.

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Books by Michel Houellebecq. Jul 12, Willy Schuyesmans rated it it was ok. The second value of the book is that it sets up Lanzarote as houelllebecq headquarters of a religious cult, here called the Azraelians, but who will return, also at Lanzarote, as the Elohim, in the later novel The Possibility of an Island.

The essential gift book for any pet lover – real-life tales hhouellebecq devoted dogs, rebellious cats and other unforgettable four-legged friends. Gonna read more of this. The hero mentions theories of the extraterrestrial origins of life on earth, only to reveal his true colours: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


His prose is very easy houellsbecq digest and as I mentioned often quite funny here he is discussing the holiday habits of different nationalities: For this reason, Lanzarote is a destination to be recommended to the French. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. To help us recommend alnzarote next book, tell us what you enjoy reading.

Of course, he is disappointed even if the reader is not.

There’s some sight-seeing, some frolicking on houellebdcq beach, some sex-play. It’s an actual destination and every detail is this book is for the most part accurate. Dec 02, Carolyn Cahalane rated it really liked it. His prose is very easy to digest and as I mentioned often quite funny here he is discussing Lanzarote is a short only 87 pages novella by Michel Houllebeq, which incidentally is a small volcanic Spanish island off the coast of Africa.

The complete review ‘s Review:. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Lanzarote by Michel Houellebecq. The presence of English at a resort, therefore, is lanzaroe guide to the intrinsic interest of the destination, its splendor or its possible tourist potential. The Possibility of an Island Vintage International. Sep 26, Patrick McCoy rated it really liked it Shelves: This is my actual favorite Houellebecq book, and I think most people missed it – houllebecq I think it came out only in the UK in English of course.

On Lanzarote, one can meet some fascinating h 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 houellenecq.

Lanzarote isn’t — in any way — substantial, but it’s an interesting and revealing stepping-stone in Houellebecq’s career, and it is certainly very readable.


If it is shock you’re after, you’re in safe hands; this acutely controversial author has even had his own “affaire”, a law case over his denunciations lnzarote Islam. Since the revolution, the French have dreamed of constructing a society of happy and liberated citizens, purely by exercising a superior rationality.

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I would still say that I enjoyed most of this and it is a worthwhile read, but it does read like it has been rushed and unfinished. Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers. Una historia muy propia de Houellebecq, remite la mente a sus otras lanzrote.

In the sector lanzafote the holiday market that caters for sun, sangria and house music, not to mention sex, Lanzarote rivals Corfu and Ibiza. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. It was a very pleasurable short read. No trivia or quizzes yet. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Cynical, disturbing and engaging, thats exactly how I love Houellebecq. Housllebecq just descends into a lazy, half- hearted ending, as holes start to appear houellrbecq you feel your heart sink as you see the pages run out, leaving you wondering what happened?

I read it in collection with his other essays, but it was still a short read.