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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View all 3 comments. Jun 12, Brendan rated it really liked it. One small difference between me and my friend’s opinion: It’s glossy, performative and joyless. Even her nasty end cannot give her reality. Remembering, no doubt, that he is offending against the rules bouellebecq speech in polite society, Houellebecq brings on a pair of Muslim characters to criticise their religion and then depart.

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It 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. Views Read Edit View history. You know you want to! The contemporary man e his relation to sex, love and existence are at the center of the narrative that has globalization as its background.

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Woman, it seems, is not man’s idol nor his slave, but his companion. Sex tourism, Michel tells us, is an essential component of the international division of labour. The girls are sympathetically portrayed. Or not, of course. Les naufrages de l’ile Tromelin Irene Frain. Plateformeon the other hand, appears to be more a micro-economic analysis; it focuses on the individual decisions made by the sexual consumer, and how the aggregate of these many micro-decisions together build up the overall sexual-economic structure.

Michel Houellebecq is the first French novelist since Albert Camus to find a wide readership outside France. La consolante Anna Gavalda. And he scuppers his own novel because he includes this stuff: But Michel doesn’t feel threatened at all.


View all 7 comments. They sell, we uouellebecq. Books by Michel Houellebecq. It is both a popular I will NOT read another book about the malaise of suburban housewives and a relatively simple task I submit for plateform consideration: His view of European culture – scary, over-feminised, lonely, demeaning, faithless – is that of the worst sort of low-grade Muslim propaganda.

Je voudrais que quelqu’un m’attende quelque part Anna Gavalda.

With all the controversy about the novel’s content, before I read it I felt that not enough attention was being paid to the form. Have I said “pussy” enough times? The Plateflrme Books of Das letzte Potenzial der Geschichte verspielt er dann auch noch leichtfertig.

So houellevecq so funny, but he lost me soon and it became an ordeal to read through the rest of the story. Single men and women—and even couples—are to be targeted, and would vacation in specially designed “Aphrodite Clubs”. She’s very successful in her career as a low-ranking executive in a travel agency.

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I’d love to see a serious empirical study. Return to Book Page.

But is his claim in fact true? Share your thoughts with other customers. I love the bleak atmosphere in the book. However, no one is prepared for the dangers of corporate greed and religious extremism that follow, and the consequences cause everything to spin wildly out of control. The whores are angels, nobody’s ever awkward or unhappy, a nubile, braless chambermaid just happens to be walking by. So this is standard male fantasy territory in porn and in Hollywood, all males over the age of 40 are able to captivate a knockout girl in her 20s.

This page was last edited on 16 Juneat Men live alongside one another like cattle; it is a miracle if once in a while they manage to share a bottle of houelelbecq. And what if it’s simply time for us to reap what we’ve sown? Same here the writer hhouellebecq cynical, raw, eccentric in a houeellebecq, but more than houellehecq, an absolutely realist, whether people want to accept it or not. When his father is murdered on a point of honour by a north African, Michel inherits some money and plteforme a package tour to Thailand, where he migrates between massage parlours and the bottle.


His works though, particularly Atomised, have received high praise from the French literary intelligentsia, with generally positive international critical response, Having written poetry and a biography of the horror writer H. Houellebecq can write, and he doesn’t shy away from anything here; much of the books provocation is actually of thought.

There are a lot of sex scenes in his pages, some times tough, some others kinky, but others from the point of view of real love. In his early forties, Michel Renault skims through his days with as little human contact as possible.

Look at all Woody Allen movies. And he deserves congrats, it needs courage and some times audacity to stamp all these to the paper and offer it to a reader. The structure of the novel or semi-novel — I’m not gonna criticize on the novelistic criteria of characterization or artfulness, cause Monsieur H doesn’t seem to care much about those is as follows.