Platform (novel)

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Platform book cover.jpg
Cover of the U.S. paperback release of the novel.
Original title Plateforme
Language French
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Platform (French: Plateforme) is a 2001 novel by controversial French writer Michel Houellebecq (translated into English by Frank Wynne). It has received both great praise and great criticism, most notably for the novel's apparent condoning of sex tourism and anti-Muslim feelings. The author was charged for inciting racial and religious hatred after describing Islam as "stupid", but saw charges dismissed.[1]

A play in Spanish based on the book, adapted and directed by Calixto Bieito, premiered at the 2006 Edinburgh International Festival.

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The story is the first-person narrative of a fictional character named Michel Renault.

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  1. ^ Webster, Peter (September 18, 2002). "Calling Islam stupid lands author in court". The Guardian. 

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