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French novelist Michel Houellebecq has acquired celebrity status in France and, increasingly, abroad as a well-established literary shock jock. Lesung mit deutscher Übersetzung durch den Schauspieler Harald Heinz Übersetzung während der Diskussion: Elisabeth Zenner [In. Plateforme by Michel Houellebecq, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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I am anxious about reading this book after reading Atomised ,only recently. Nov 12, maggie rated it it was amazing. Also in arty movies, same thing.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Here, as elsewhere in the book, Houellebecq’s characters simply do not know what they are talking about. Get hhouellebecq Know Us.

Houellfbecq Read Edit View history. Jan 01, Alexandra rated it it was ok Shelves: He goes out of his way to shock people, to make himself unpleasant. It could be that Meursault has evolved and now turns his gun towards a different direction. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. In “Platform” Houellebecq examines the absurdity of human existence through a careful platedorme of the marketing strategy of mid-market club-style French tourist resorts.

And so, there’s a lot of sex. I liked holiday brochures, their abstraction, their way of condensing the places of the world into a limited sequence of possible pleasures and fares.


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In the Thai episodes, Houellebecq is at pains to exclude any sentiment unless it is banal, ignorant and touristic. I don’t think I can say anything about the misogyny that hasn’t already been said. When his father is murdered on a point of honour by a north African, Michel inherits some money and joins a package tour jouellebecq Thailand, where he migrates between massage parlours and the bottle.

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I think the reason why Houellebecq’s characters don’t feel sympathetic is that, whereas usually a character would feel remorse or regret about his dark sides, Houellebecq’s characters feel absolutely nothing. Books by Michel Houellebecq.

Anyway, in Platform we get houellbecq narrative of a disenchanted loner who goes on a sex houellebfcq to Thailand and hooks up with one of his fellow tourists Valerie and falls in love. She agreed, as long as I was the one to sodomise her. When he’s able to afford it, he goes off to Thailand for a spot of sex tourism. They know they’re doing it, but the logic of the market means that they don’t feel they have any choice.

This is a widely debated point, if we go by other reviews, hoellebecq I found it all more empathetic than, say, the oddly artificial sex culminating The Girl Beneath the Lion freshest in my mind since I read it last week. Sep 27, Jibran rated it it was ok Shelves: But, oddly enough, it’s what he does for her that’s genuinely repulsive. Here are several pages of vigorous, loosely connected moral or political argument.


These are fascinating parameters and, no doubt, would ruffle many feathers. Picked this up out of curiousity, and I can see why he is such a hit hluellebecq France. Have I said “pussy” enough times? At this point, the reader realizes that the novel is in fact his suicide note. Say more outrageous things amid the orgasmic din of double penetration and flood of semenic spurts. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In the “Myth of Houelleebecq Camus examines the absurdity of human existence through a careful analysis of whether or not we should commit suicide.

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Heir to the French existentialism, he has some of the melancholy typical of Camus’s novels. I passed my last free day in a few travel agencies.