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Michel Houellebecq, Submission

I realized that part of my life, probably the best part, was behind me.

So it goes, in the remaining Western social democracies, when you finish your studies, but most students don’t notice right away because they’re hypnotized by the desire for money or, if they’re more primitive, the desire for consumer goods (though these cases of acute product-addiction are unusual; the mature, thoughtful majority develop a fascination with that ‘tireless Proteus’, money itself).

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[Definitely] Getting lost in translation

Due to me not checking to make sure there was a phone line in my new house when I moved in (because I’m not sure if you guys have noticed, but it’s 2016 so I kind of assumed that there’d be a phone line; clearly I’m an idiot), I’ve been on a forced study hiatus. 761 more words

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Michel Houellebecq

I’ve lived so little that I tend to imagine I’m not going to die; it seems improbable that human existence can be reduced to so little; one imagines, in spite of oneself, that sooner or later something is bound to happen. 42 more words

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Michel Houellebecq's Submission: A Review

The year is 2022, and France has seen the election of an openly Islamist President whose first act is to enact dramatic educational reforms including the firing of all female staff from the Sorbonne & demanding all professors convert to Islam to retain their positions. 909 more words

Submission: And if Europe becomes Muslim?...

We all know that the world is governed by a Deep State, macro-corporations run by psychopaths. Terrorism, the menace of WWIII, States becoming more dictatorial and the right-wing, Hillaries and Trumps of this world taking their place for a wonderful future… 611 more words

Soumission

Soumission (Submission) by Michel Houellebecq is a somewhat plausible account of France transforming into an Islamic State in the near future. It was coincidentally published on January 7th, 2015, the same day as the Charlie Hebdo attack. 1,339 more words

What I’ve been reading and writing, June 2016

I have read a lot of good books over the last while. If you want to be certain of getting good books into your hands, surround yourself by smart and literate friends who will recommend stuff to you. 723 more words

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