Author(s): Michel Houellebecq


In his new work, Michel Houellebecq combines erotic provocation with a terrifying vision of a world teetering between satiety and fanaticism, to create one of the most shocking, hypnotic, and intelligent novels in years.

In his early forties, Michel Renault skims through his days with as little human contact as possible. But following his father's death he takes a group holiday to Thailand where he meets a travel agent--the shyly compelling Valérie--who begins to bring this half-dead man to life with sex of escalating intensity and audacity. Arcing with dreamlike swiftness from Paris to Pattaya Beach and from sex clubs to a terrorist massacre, Platform is a brilliant, apocalyptic masterpiece by a man who is widely regarded as one of the world's most original and daring writers.

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'Reading Houellebecq is like being caught up in a tropical storm: you are blown away by the ferocity of his imagination' Observer

Michel Houellebecq lives in County Cork, Ireland. He is the author of two previous novels, Atomised and Whatever. He is also a poet, essayist and rap artist.

General Fields

  • : 9780099437888
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Arrow
  • : 0.258
  • : September 2003
  • : 199mm X 132mm X 24mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2003
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michel Houellebecq
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : 843/.914
  • : 368
  • : Modern fiction