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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. Le Soupirant Charlotte Link.

Overall, I felt myself closer to the Marshall model. The novel is in fact quite tightly constructed. He uses a lot of details which may seem uninteresting or boring to someone. But the consequence of that is that they cooperate in building up a gigantic network of prostitution. View all 4 comments. He includes references to many great works of literature which I wish I had the time to read. Rather than the love of a good woman redeeming Renault, it leads him to involve her in a scheme to promote sex tourism euphemistically dubbed “friendly tourism” packages to European tourists incapable of connecting on a personal level in their home countries.

See 1 question about Platform…. He can be unhappy if he wants, but why? But, oddly enough, it’s what he does for her that’s genuinely repulsive. People travel to find bouellebecq — but not that plain pleasure of living their home.

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So far so funny, but he lost me soon and it became an ordeal to read through the rest of the story. I’d love to see a serious empirical study.

houellebeq I would like to refer to houellebeq friend Jean’s O yes! VH1 these days to illustrate and denounce the emptiness of our materialist, consumer-driven culture aren’t you bored just reading that phrase? In a nutshell, it is a brutal satire of the West, a bitter social critique – which more often than not turns into crude and toneless social commentary – of the continent’s self-image and its institutions.


Fiction Michel Houellebecq reviews. If I had to give a short assessment of Platform, its misogyny and Islamophobia are ultimately so unsubtle and cartoonish that they would hardly merit a mention. Jun 12, Brendan rated it really liked it. He didn’t grasp at awkward flights of lyricism, doesn’t fall into the numbing boredom houellbecq overzealous lengthy description.

There the natives have nothing except their extremely attractive bodies. But I do find it criminally self-indulgent and poorly crafted, and that is what makes it not worth houellebfcq time. If anyone is able to repeat this experiment using a better methodology, please let me know what you discover! Most of Houellebecq’s characters fail in either or both of these struggles, can’t handle the pressure, then turn to self destructive behaviour.

Not all cultures of the world appreciate sex hotels, thus leading to a tragic ending. View all 3 comments.

And he deserves congrats, it needs courage and some times audacity to stamp all these to the paper and offer it to a reader. Unfortunately, Houellebecq becomes hopelessly distracted by his incontinent love of sexual description. La possibilite d’une houlelebecq. Heir to the French existentialism, he has some of the melancholy typical of Camus’s novels. He doesn’t quite manage to respond to her obvious advances, but she gives him her telephone number. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

In French, I did want to support them at times. Then you can start reading Uouellebecq books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. I would like to refer to my friend Jean’s review, who puts it very accurately http: Too inhibited to address the reader directly, Houellebecq employs a series of ready-made literary styles: I cannot deny, these are hysterical. Pero n Lo siento, pero a mi Michel Houellebecq no me convence.


Share your thoughts with other customers. All it means is ‘I am an unhappy man. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jul 31, Jim Fonseca rated it really liked it Shelves: No silver lining in reality’s dense smog but no degradation either.

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In platform his main hero Michel, -an alter ego maybe of himself? Platedorme is for precisely these reasons that the end of this novel, a retelling of The Stranger, is so astonishing and incredibly beautiful–perhaps one of the most beautiful and poignant things I’ve ever read. It is not a tautology but a statement of radical monotheism. Some of these aren’t very tasteful.

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The story works in its preposterous way because we are not platefotme with reality. I know, as one might put it, fuck all about economics, but it seems to me that Les Particules primarily takes a macroeconomic view, and argues that Western societies, sexually as well as economically, are becoming stratified, with a substantial proportion of the population relegated to the position of essentially having nothing. They sell, we buy. He meant it as a praise and I totally agree.

Added to that, and given equal prominence, is a steady stream of piquant pkateforme ruminations on the state of life in the West.