A.P. Smith on Houellebecq and the Fantasies of Islam

It’s a nice little piece at AUFS on the Euro and French anxieties that set Houellbecq’s novels in motion. This places well the author’s renowned contrarianism. It also might be a good time to ask if Houellbecq should join the list of authors whose novels are well known but nobody finishes even though they are not terribly long–I finished Les particules élémentaires but only because I had gotten far enough to drag myself through the rest. La carte et le territoire should have been up my alley given my interests, but I barely bothered entering that world before moving to another better book.