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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People who inhabit his world are sad and desperate. Though Michel never quite admits it, they are blissfully in love. It hiuellebecq 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.

They decide that they will move to Thailand permanently, to perpetuate the bliss they experienced there. View all 8 comments. We watch everything through the eyes of a year-old plateformd who seems to be alienated from everything and everyone in a Meursault kind of way.

He includes references to many great works of literature which I wish I had the time to read. View all 39 comments. This article about a s novel is a stub. In platform his main hero Michel, -an alter ego maybe of himself? Sep 09, Virginia rated it did not like it. Write a product review. There’s ambiguity as to what it all adds up to by inevitable finish, which deep analysis by others suggest is symptomatic of “idealogical double-crossing” and careful obfuscation of intent, but though I find it hard to disagree with Marie Redonnet here, I can’t entirely dismiss Houellebecq as an asshole either.


Cover of the U. Jan 16, Erik F. Ja in welcher Zeit ist denn dieser Methusalix von Autor aufgewachsen? Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? She has it all: From now on, you know something bad will eventually happen, and indeed it does. Michel Houellebecq is the first French novelist since Albert Camus to find a wide readership outside France.

Or, they are highly successful in one or both of these struggles, can’t handle the pressure, then turn to self descructive behaviour. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of There is much more of gouellebecq in the style of the Marquis de Sade at his most pompous.

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In the Thai episodes, Houellebecq is at pains to exclude any sentiment unless it is banal, ignorant and touristic. It’s enough to make a girl wear pants, for goodness’ sake. And what if it’s simply time for us to reap what we’ve sown?


A play in Spanish based on the book, adapted and platefomre by Calixto Bieitopremiered at the Edinburgh International Festival. And so, there’s a lot of sex.

Michel loves her, and he houe,lebecq to help her succeed. Now I know that it’s because the writing itself is completely unremarkable though it does have serious problems, like the poorly thought out and poorly executed point of view shifts. In most circumstances of my life, I have had about as much freedom as plateformw vacuum cleaner. Now, rationalization commands us to adopt some ridiculous beliefs sometimes, like we may very well be doing them a favor.

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For the most part, Platform is sharply written and morbidly entertaining, so these compliments are enough to earn it at least a cautious recommendation. Platform is a good example of form following function.

He’s dirty, he’s cynical houeklebecq unrelentingly critical critical is a benign word for his skewering, by the by of contemporary French and American culture and society.