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A bureaucrat with a taste for pre-packaged goods, Michel Renault travels to Thailand where he begins to gain a taste for the exotic and sensual, an interest that draws him into an intense love affair with Valerie. 35,000 first printing.
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"A terrific writer, funny and prophetic . . . feverishly alive to the world around him." - The New York Times Book Review"Calculated to poke, prod, engorge, enrage and amuse. . . . It's dangerous in the way that literature is meant to be dangerous--that is, it awakens neglected sensibilities."--The New York Observer "Houellebecq's writing has a raw, disquieting brilliance. . . .It's 'genius.'"--The Washington Post "Brilliant, charming, puzzling, annoying and sometimes downright repulsive." --The Denver Post "Full, acidic, self-flagellating . . . [Platform has] earned Mr. Houellebecq the status of conversation piece, agent provocateur and savage messiah." --The New York Times "Remarkable . . . hilarious. . . . [Houellebecq] writes from the soul of a despairing, acutely lucid bureaucrat on Viagra." --Los Angeles Times Book Review
'Reading Houellebecq is like being caught up in a tropical storm: you are blown away by the ferocity of his imagination' Observer
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Book Description Knopf (New York), 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First American edition. First printing. Hardbound. A perfect unread copy, unread, never even opened. Very fine/Very fine. (No marks, bruises, smells, etc.) The second novel translated into English by the author of "The Elementary Particles," his controversial novel, roundly praised and despised, which won the IMPAC Dublin Award for best novel of 2001. "Platform" is no less controversial. You cannot find a better copy. Shipped in well padded box. Comes with acid-free, archival-quality dust jacket protector. Brand new!. Seller Inventory # mh445
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