Friday, February 1, 2013
Whatever by Michel Houellebecq
A book about nothing. The narrator is a 30 year old man, who works with computers. He is dissatisfied with the world, finds most woman vile, and doesn't seem to have any friends. Yup, that's about it.
After I finished reading the book I learned it was part of déprimisme ("depressionism") which is a new (I assume) French literary movement and Michel Houellebecq seems to be its leader... and I thought, "ah, that makes sense."
I really wanted to give this 1 and half stars, but since I'm in a kind mood I rounded up. But if you like hearing people complain about the world and depressives, this is the book for you, if not, don't even bother with this.