Houellebecq = Marmite
I’ve realised that Houellebecq in France is like Marmite. People either love him, or detest him.
I’m in the former group, and mostly because of his novel Platform.
From a tourism point of view, it is good reading. One of the main characters, Valerie, works for a tour operator, while the other character enjoys the seedier side of tourism.
It’s definitely an eye opener in its frank portrayl of tourism trends, and the ending (which I wouldn’t dare give away here) blew me away.
So I’m looking forward to their new book, called “Ennemis Publics” (and for the record, I hate Marmite).