Michel Houellebecq

Michel Houellebecq (born Michel Thomas 26 February 1956) is a French author, filmmaker, and poet. Having written poetry and a biographical essay on the horror writer H. P. Lovecraft, he published his first novel, Whatever, in 1994. Atomised followed in 1998, and Platform in 2001. He published a book of poems, The Art of Struggle, in 1996. After a publicity tour for Platform led to his being taken to court for inciting racial hatred, he moved to Ireland to write for several years. He currently resides in France. In 2010 he published the Prix Goncourt-winning La Carte et le Territoire (published the same year in English as The Map and the Territory), and in 2015, Submission.










Whatever

Michel Houellebecq - Publisher : Serpent's Tail

The protagonist (Harel), known only as Our Hero during the entirety of the story, lives a solitary life, and has not had sex for over two years. Within most of the book and film versions of Whatever, Our Hero draws on recollections of Schopenhauer and Kant to lambast the commodification of human contact, punctuating his inner monologue with bouts of nausea and onanism. He is wracked by the...
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Autumn

To my sister or brother

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Classic modern

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Platform

Michel Houellebecq - Publisher : Vintage Books

The story is the first-person narrative of a fictional character named Michel Renault, a Parisian civil servant who, after the death of his father, engages in sexual tourism in Thailand, where he meets a travel agent named Valérie. Valerie and Renault begin an affair, and, after moving back to France, hatch a plan with Valerie's boss (who works in the travel industry in the Aurore group, an...
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In the metro, train, bus

Summer

To my friends

Easy to read

Classic modern

Less than 10$

A few hours













The Possibility of an Island

Michel Houellebecq - Publisher : Vintage Books

There are three main characters, Daniel, and two of his clones.Daniel is a successful comedian who can't seem to enjoy life despite his wealth. He gets bored with his hedonist lifestyle, but can't escape from it either. In the meanwhile he is disgruntled with the state of current society, and philosophizes about the nature of sex and love.His two clones live an uneventful life as hermits, in a...
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Autumn

For all

Not easy to read

Contemporary

Less than 10$

A few hours






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