Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Houellebecq to anger Muslims (again)

Michel Houellebecq will work with Calixto Bieito to adapt his novel, Platform, for the stage and a premiere at this year's Edinburgh Festival. This will be interesting.

Platform tells the story of a French tourist who sets up a Thai travel agency specialising in sex tourism. In the book, the business meets the wrath of Islamic fundamentalists, who murder his girlfriend and more than 100 others in a terrorist attack on a leisure centre.

The book features embittered diatribes against Muslims from the bereaved businessman character.
Betting should start now on how long before the opening it will be pulled. The article is here.

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