corner corner Atomised


by Michel Houellebecq, Frank Wynne | Other
Registered by winghippoleinwing of Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 8/19/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by winghippoleinwing from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, August 19, 2011

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Vintage paperback 2001
Translated from the French Les Particules élémentaires
Translated by Frank Wynne
379 pages

From the Back Cover:

Half-brothers Michel and Bruno have a mother in common but little else. Michel is a molecular biologist, a thinker and idealist, a man with no erotic life to speak of and little in the way of human society. Bruno, by contrast, is a libertine, though more in theory than in practice, his endless lust being all too rarely reciprocated. Both are symptomatic members of our atomised society, where religion has given way to shallow 'new age' philosophies and love to meaningless sexual connections.

Atomised tells the stories of two brothers, but the real subject of the novel is the dismantling of contemporary society and its assumptions, its political incorrectness, and its caustic and penetrating asides on everything from anthropology to the problem pages of girls' magazines.

Journal Entry 2 by winghippoleinwing at Sähkötalo in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, April 23, 2012

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Released 6 yrs ago (4/23/2012 UTC) at Sähkötalo in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland


Release Challenge #18
Monopoly Release Round 2 (team Tulip)
The book can be found in the coffee place on the ground floor of the building (think it was Robert's Coffee) somewhere near the entrance doors.

This building is the main office of the Electricity Company of Helsinki, and in the basement (closed to public) there are several transformators operational, the name of the building is in English translation "Electricity House".
Picture of release coming later, the book will be released inside a small "Power Station" as you can find them all around Helsinki ;)


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