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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • In fact I was going to post a journal entry about this. Being French, I do agree 100% with the Times here. (I don't like Camus very much, but at least he knew grammar, which is not the case of Houellebecq.)

    Quoting from the Gardian article :

    A petition being handed round by Sollers, the most assiduous self-publiciser among contemporary novelists, drew on the collective wisdom of an impressive legion of dead writers, beginning with Blaise Pascal and running through Montaigne, Voltaire and Lévi-Strauss,

    • I've read 'Plateforme' and 'Les particules élémentaires' (AKA 'Atomized'). Both are excellent especially the former and both were well-received by the critics in France. The fact that the author stated that Islam was the stupidest of religions or that sex tourism was a good thing have nothing to do with the quality of his work. I don't agree with him on those two points but I still think he's a very good writer. (BTW, I'm not French.)