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.

Author: Tygoktilar Shaktijind
Country: Malaysia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Relationship
Published (Last): 14 December 2018
Pages: 189
PDF File Size: 17.74 Mb
ePub File Size: 16.92 Mb
ISBN: 516-9-43862-892-1
Downloads: 26949
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Vudolkree

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. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. The book is so patently meant to offend that I can’t bring myself to play into it and be offended.

Plateforme – Michel Houellebecq – Work – Resources from the BnF

The foreign, brown his word woman are always wet his word and have pretty much prehensile genitalia–things that western women have lost, apparently, in their drive not to be entirely economically dependent on sexual transactions.

Added to that, and given equal prominence, is a steady stream of piquant miserablist ruminations on the state of life in the West. Personally I loved his kind of analysis. Muse of Nightmares Laini Taylor. Houeklebecq works for a tour company, and Michel makes a world-changing suggestion: 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.


She agreed, as long plteforme I was the one to sodomise her. But the consequence of that is that they cooperate in building up a gigantic network of prostitution. It’s glossy, performative and joyless. Therefore, we should all — men and women — go to Thailand for 2 weeks every year.

Plateforme : Michel Houellebecq :

I was particularly fond of the star rating system, which indicated the intensity of the pleasure one was entitled to hope for.

This is all much less interesting than it sounds. Shortly after they get back to Paris, they houellebbecq together. So far so funny, but he lost me soon and it became an ordeal to read through the rest of the story. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. When his father is murdered on a point of honour by a north African, Michel inherits some money and joins a package tour to Thailand, where he migrates between massage parlours and platecorme bottle.

From now on, you know something bad will eventually happen, and indeed it does. To ask other readers questions about Platformplease sign up. It was clever,perceptive but ultimately depressing.

Throughout, Houellebecq’s modeling of pleasure is precisely matched against apocalyptic social houellebscq that the protagonists are inclined to utterly ignore as much as obliviously provoke. Filling in a form as a government officer to subsidise an artist exhibition is described and experienced in exactly the same way as the same guy visiting a Thai prostitute as a tourist. So, here we have dull, inert, ish Michel, who hates his job, has no partner or other meaningful relationship, and in fact no interests at all in life.

The only thing that he actually enjoys is patronizing the occasional prostitute. We met a really nice black couple; she was a nurse and he was a jazz drummer.


The sum of private parts

That said, the seemingly fundamental value in the book is simply that of pleasure, presented cynically? In the Thai episodes, Houellebecq is at pains to exclude any sentiment unless it is banal, ignorant and touristic. Strangely, Houellebecq’s cold, almost brusque cataloguing of sex acts actually worked pretty effectively here. I would like to refer to my friend Jean’s review, who puts it very lpateforme http: Michel is the Muslims’ friend.

She is in the business of working for an international hotel chain that is setting up sex hotels in Thailand. His houellbecq 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. La passagere du France Bernadette Pecassou. I’m vaguely terrified that people take take this seriously–Wikipedia tells me there was a theater adaptation–or think that this Michel dude same name, writer and main character, wink wink has insights into postwhatever society.

He doesn’t quite manage to respond to her obvious advances, but she gives him her telephone number. And she’s a workaholic, who puts in eighty hours or so most weeks.