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

People who inhabit his world are sad and desperate. Michel, Valerie and her boss Jean-Yves travel to Thailand on one of their company’s tours incognito and enjoy an idyllic holiday.

I would like to refer to my friend Jean’s review, who puts it very accurately http: View all 8 comments. Only raw misery and a steady pace through modern age’s thick shit. We met a really nice black couple; she was a nurse and he was a jazz drummer. Views Read Edit View history. He watches television and visits peep-shows in the way of such characters in fiction. Single men and women—and even couples—are to be targeted, and would vacation in specially designed “Aphrodite Clubs”.

What exactly ties her to him isn’t entirely clear, it is true, but was oddly unworried by this while actually reading. Jul 31, Jim Fonseca rated it really liked it Shelves: Picked this up out of curiousity, and I can see why he is such a hit in France. This, I imagine, is enough to scare platefofme guys off. Actually, continental liberalism is under assault from two directions.

What happens next is something that even himself hardly believe, it changes his life and brings him in front of unprecedented situations and emotions.

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. The most popular answers houellebevq “” and “Age genuinely doesn’t matter to me”.

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Say more outrageous things amid the orgasmic din of double penetration and flood of semenic spurts. Book ratings by Goodreads. Heir to the French existentialism, he has some of the melancholy typical of Camus’s novels.


According to the Marshall model, the buyer is a rational individual seeking to maximize his satisfaction while taking price into consideration; Veblen’s model, on the other hand, analyzes the effect of peer pressure on the buying process depending on whether the buyer wishes to be identified with a defined group opr to set himself apart from it. Michel is the Muslims’ friend.

There is a lot of local color or urban France and Thailand and some good language. See 1 question about Platform….

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I was particularly fond of the star rating system, which indicated the intensity of the pleasure one was entitled to hope for. Asian women look for men Women from Philippines, Thailand, and other asian countries www.

Excellent, fast and very smart reading, I enjoyed it so much. In “Platform” Houellebecq examines the absurdity of human existence through a careful analysis of the marketing strategy of mid-market I admire how French intellectuals can look at the same fundamental issues of the human condition from so many different angles.

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Cover of the Hiuellebecq. I support writers who show courage to take on controversial ideas houelkebecq contentious issues and put them to a test of literature, to examine its ins and outs with an honesty and skill required of an artist, without a care for what the easily-offended might say e. He keeps things concise and direct and somehow convinced me, almost sentimentally, of some kind of real connection taking place.

This point of the plot shows how even in the post-colonial era, the colonial imagination still exists and is still capable of reducing other cultures as people to resources to be exploited. Houellebecq was charged for inciting racial and religious hatred after describing Islam as “stupid”, but the charges plateformr ultimately dismissed. Je voudrais que quelqu’un m’attende quelque part Anna Gavalda.

Many people, like him, really go on the trips to do sex tourism; so why not take the next houellbeecq, and reorganize the enterprise with that thought explicitly in mind? The dry, plotless, flat stretches of text bereft of colour, sudden and unjustifiable shifts of perspective and locations, and an oversupply of porn makes it a cumbersome read.

Preview — Platform by Michel Houellebecq. Of course, they could be a very skewed sample. Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance within 10 days.


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 platfforme is as follows. However, she has a secret. La consolante Anna Gavalda. Return to Book Page. Wie platt und klischeehaft ist das denn? She has it all: Relevant to something I’m researching- can’t think why anyone else would read it.

This is my second time reading this book the first time I read it in translation to English, and now I’m reading it in French and it’s just as good this time around.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. 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, platefrome a substantial proportion of the population relegated to the position of essentially having nothing.

Platform by Michel Houellebecq

The underlying premise is interesting: People travel to find pleasure — but not that plain pleasure of living their home. Shortly after they get back to Paris, they get together. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Would you like to tell us about a lower plageforme 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 platefrme.

Feeling that he should take some time in which to rally a semblance of grief, Renault takes a vacation during his bereavement houellenecq off of work, and goes to Thailand, where he engages in sexual congress with prostitutes in an effort to relieve his angsty suffering.