The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebacq, translated from the original French by Gavin Bowd

It’s easy to see why Michel Houellebecq inspires strong emotions.  It takes a special kind of arrogance to write yourself into your own novel as a central character.  And then there’s the annoying idiosyncracies – the politically incorrect rants he seems to revel in, his love of obscure bits of information or penchant for italics (which implies an insulting lack of faith in his readers … Continue reading The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebacq, translated from the original French by Gavin Bowd