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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They need money, we need sex. Dispersed through this story, and often at a diagonal to it, are bar-room opinions that yet do not amount to a reactionary programme. Michel loves her, and he wants to help her succeed. Platefrmepages. These are fascinating parameters and, no doubt, would ruffle many feathers. The love here, though we’re to take its loss as devastating, seems more like a sort of warm fellow-feeling that bubbles youellebecq in between bouts of fucking.

Or, they are highly successful in one or both of these struggles, can’t handle the pressure, then turn to self descructive behaviour. Aug 14, Nate D rated it liked it Recommends it for: So, here we houellebecw dull, inert, ish Michel, who hates his job, has no partner or other meaningful relationship, and in fact no interests at all in life.

Jan 16, Erik F. It comes sudden, unannounced and is completely over the top.

Platform by Michel Houellebecq. He’s dirty, he’s cynical and unrelentingly critical critical is a benign word for his skewering, by the by of contemporary French and American culture and society. Houellebecq states the facts in a very matter-of-factly and assured fashion one wonders what kind of field research he went through to writer “Platform”.


At such times, Michel sounds like Pim Fortuyn. And on the topic of cocksucking, apparently it’s A-OK as long as the cock in question is Michel’s, otherwise it’s proof that you’re a little worthless slut. Houellebecq, in my opinion, doesn’t have the chops.

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In the “Myth of Sisyphus” Camus examines the absurdity of human existence through a careful analysis of whether or not we should commit suicide. Technicalities aside, this novel is pretty much close to his previous works, such as “Elementary Particles” and “Whatever”. This, I imagine, is enough to scare most guys off. View all 4 comments.

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Initially, the name “Venus clubs”—an allusion to the Villa Venus clubs dreamed of by Eric Veen in Vladimir Nabokov’s classic Ada or Ardor —is suggested, but is rejected as being too explicit. 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.

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Nov 24, Paul Bryant rated it it was ok Shelves: A self-centered man is incapable of loving anyone except himself and he is not really all that keen on houellwbecq relationship either.


Perhaps this is just a lovely fable. Strangely, Houellebecq’s cold, almost brusque cataloguing platdforme sex acts actually worked pretty effectively here. I would like to refer to my friend Jean’s O yes! Blah blah blah I could go on and on. But his main characteristic is his fear of Muslims. VH1 these days to illustrate and denounce the emptiness of hohellebecq materialist, consumer-driven culture aren’t you bored just reading that phrase? Anzi no, una sola. See our Returns Policy. One could say that we are their benefactors even.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. There’s nothing optimistic here. O, and I like the violence.

Michel is the Muslims’ friend. 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.

She loves her job, and takes great pleasure in doing houellebevq to the best of her ability.

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