Here are some quotes from the novel, Atomised, by Michel Houellebecq:

• Once she’s past a certain age, a woman…has no chance of being loved (p.167*).

• Sexual desire is preoccupied with youth, and the tendency to regard ever-younger girls as fair game was simply a return to the norm; a return to the true nature of desire (p.125)

• If people were honest, they don’t give a toss about their kids, they don’t really love them. In fact, I’d say men aren’t capable of love, the emotion is completely alien to them. The only emotions they know are desire – in the form of pure animal lust – and male rivalry (p.200). Continue reading