I have to say that "Atomized/The elementary particles" had a few years ago when I read it a deep impact for me, and from a point of view of a cellular biologist I also find the description of my discipline and the discourse about it correct, even the incredible eugenetic sci-fi ending. Also the book really destroy the myths of the '60, free love, rock etc, and expose a world of human solitude and inadeguacy. And the sex is really a cry of sadness, don't talk about pornography please, it's stupid (and anyway what's wrong with pornography?). He is like a modern Celine. I went to a meeting for the presentation of Platform and he was accused of everything from misoginy to fascism... so he his right on spot, he touched the right nerves. Great writer and great book Atomized, a must read, love or hate it.