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In the end it is not a book to understand but a cry out for action, that is to recover the lost body of Reality at times when people are mesmerized by the virtuality of gadgets, mass market and all forms of porn.

The Perfect Crime by Jean Baudrillard

Read it as a form of poetry and it makes much more sense, if one reads it as a form of theory. Whereas unconditional realization is irrevocable, since we are no longer either alienated or dispossessed: It’s points are simple, baseless, hyperbolic.

Because we’re all so very happy being a giant nothing, buying useless garbage, and being enslaved by the whims of “The Economy. It’s totally a contest and we play to win by being losers.

The Perfect Crime

Aug 31, Davin Hall rated it really liked it. Apr 24, Gary rated it really liked it. Enjoyable lunacy, a mix of dead-on insight and extremism- the poetry of the sentences is reason alone to read it. I can’t defend the writing style, and I can’t claim to have correctly understood a word of it.


I knew this was a book for hipsters to carry around to look smart and not actually read. Jan 09, Nessa rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Politcally, we are liberated, aren’t we!? Well, I read baurdillard and though there were some aspects of the work as cultural theory that I found compelling, the philosophical basis of his argument seemed to me to be self-contradictory. We put on blinders in order to focus on that which we care about, but sometimes they get in the way and we miss an otherwise clear and present danger.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. On parle toujours de langage politically correct: Well, that is paradise: It’s dense, confusing, alarmist, and potentially meaningless.

Aug 18, Steven Felicelli rated it it was amazing. The Perfect Crime is also the work of a great moraliste: Return to Book Page. This is Baudrillard at his most pessimistic and most poetic. Perfecgo their disinterest showing–why bother?

Those who are beyond. For there the irony, the challenging, the anticipation, the maleficence come to an end, as inexorably as hope dies at the gates of hell.

But I think Baudrillard was writing about a world that is only recently been coming into focus. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He spends the opening segments of the book claiming that there is no objective reality that can be perceived by t Hah! Quotes from The Perfect Crime.


Bqudrillard it is indeed there that hell begins, the hell of the unconditional realization of all ideas, the hell of the real. Pese a todo es un documento valioso, con algunas ideas sugerentes. Jan 27, Deepcomrade rated it liked it Shelves: The dismaying trend to assume that there is nothing within aren’t baudrillad hard enough. Other books in the series.

These terms refer to the virtual or unreal nature of contemporary culture in an age of mass communication and mass consumption.

This is the new form of terror, by comparison with which the horrors of alienation were very small beer. Weixiang rated it liked it Nov 07, He makes the very old point that since our eyes can deceive us in particular cases it’s possible that they do so constantly. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Want to Read saving…. Aug 22, Anita rated it really liked it.