In the follow-up to his hugely successful and Impac award-winning ATOMISED, Michel Houellebecq explores the hedonism of Lanzarote, the archetypal holiday island, in a book that is as blisteringly funny and acid as his first novel.
A poet, essayist and novelist, Michel Houellebecq is the author of several novels including The Map and the Territory, Atomised, Platform and Whatever.
Reads like a dream * Time Out *
Tremendously enjoyable * Times Literary Supplement *
Houellebecq captures the spirit of the age better than any other novelist, or any social historian, writing today * Literary Review *
There is no other writer like him, at the moment, for wit, acuity or the transparent beauty of his prose. His themes are always big and bravely expounded * Spectator *
What Houellebecq has in abundance is an ability to turn commonplace events into high comedy-I enjoyed [Lanzarote] enormously * Sunday Telegraph *