Michel Houellebecq

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Who loves ya, baby?
I've never read him. I just know him as "that French bigot who looks like a burnt out roadie"...

 

entertainment

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I read Platform some time ago. It was alright. A bit remiss as a humanist culture diagnose.

I think he thinks he's just the only one 'telling it like it is', the chosen one to expose all the conceit and vanity of everyday life in late capitalism, this unabashed honesty to some degree acting as pretext for saying provocative things to sell books.
 

entertainment

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ha! that's right. it's easy to sneer at his acolytes, but I guess I'd like it if there were more with his disposition writing books.

if nothing else, then just for the sake of the energy it brings. he's sort of an out of fashion archetype.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
I think I was a little bit harsh above... he does always have some genuinely raw and abrasive writing, like that bit when he's talking about his son commiting suicide while making an omelette.... or when the love of his life gets ill and will need looking after so he promises to stick with her forever, but they both know he's lying and she kills herself the next day.
 
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