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Critical Praise

"Brilliant, charming, puzzling, annoying and sometimes downright repulsive."

——The Denver Post

"Remarkable . . . hilarious. . . . [Houellebecq] writes from the soul of a despairing, acutely lucid bureaucrat on Viagra."

——Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Houellebecq's writing has a raw, disquieting brilliance. . . .It's 'genius.'"

——The Washington Post

"A terrific writer, funny and prophetic . . . feverishly alive to the world around him."

——The New York Times Book Review