De l’exotisme et du pittoresque, du sexe et du fanatisme, tels sont les ingrédients (torrides et subversifs) de Plateforme, dernier roman de Michel Houellebecq. Plateforme by Michel Houellebecq, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Toutes les informations de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France sur: Plateforme – Michel Houellebecq.

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She has it all: Man was meant to decide whether or not he wants to be happy. This is all much less interesting than it sounds. I passed my last free day in a few travel agencies. That’s, more or less, the reality Houellebecq depicts in his novel.

She is of houellebbecq type more likely to be found in French masculine fiction than in nature. Anyway, MH-the-protagonist goes on at length about how in the West we all run around working like mad and making money and in the process becoming so exhausted that sex — never mind love — becomes far too much trouble.

We watch everything through the eyes of a year-old man who seems to be alienated from everything and everyone in a Meursault kind of way. Sep 09, Virginia rated it did not like it. Houellebecq appears to believe that there is no hope for us at all, hkuellebecq he offers interesting new angles on why that housllebecq be. Everything went smoothly, I was agreeably surprised by my own stamina. Valerie, in any event, seems a far more effectual and sympathetic human than our narrator, though their paths coincide.


He’s not stupid, but I don’t like him.

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Valerie got up, walked towards her, and held out her hands. You know you want to! VH1 these days to illustrate and denounce the emptiness of our materialist, consumer-driven culture aren’t you bored just reading that phrase? Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng. Overall, I felt myself closer to the Marshall model. So anyway, sexual pleasure is presented as the ideal here, almost, certainly to the characters who draft marketing taglines like “Pleasure is a right.

Many people, like him, really go on the trips to do sex tourism; so why not take the next step, and reorganize the enterprise with that thought explicitly in mind?

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Accepting dubious recommendations from houellebeqc narrator of The Marbled Swarmwho perused a few pages of this in order to be able to appear to to have read it in conversation. The fact that what we read is in the mind of an unsympathetic individual but yet seems so true and real causes a certain discomfort that only honesty can exorcise.

There is page after page of ballast, including reviews to no purpose of novels by John Grisham, Frederick Forsyth and Agatha Christie. After they’ve been to bed for the first time, she confesses how much she makes; it’s a lot more than he does.


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.

So this is standard male fantasy territory in porn and in Hollywood, all males houellebefq the age of 40 are able to captivate a knockout girl in her 20s.

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Apr 16, Michael rated it really liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Houellebecq was charged for inciting racial and religious hatred after describing Islam as “stupid”, but the charges were ultimately dismissed. Jan 01, Alexandra rated it it was ok Shelves: The houdllebecq are sympathetically portrayed. View all 57 comments.

Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. It’s enough to make a girl wear pants, for goodness’ sake. Good for him – we’ll probably continue to see his mug on the extensive circuit of French talk shows that pander to those in his element.

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And she’s a workaholic, who puts in eighty hours or so most weeks. Fiction Michel Houellebecq reviews.

Jan 16, Erik F.