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5.0 out of 5 stars
sex&death, 26 Sep 2003
So some people loathe him. Some people think he's racist and sexist. Some people say he moved to Ireland due to the hatred he has encountered from the content of his novels. Well stuff those some people.
Platform is funny and heartbreaking, in the driest ways possible. It made me feel the way Lolita made me feel the first time I read it, but with language reminiscent of Camus (at least in this translation anyway).
I don't really know how to write reviews, but this novel seems to speak with such a personal tongue, almost like a niggling voice in your own head that tells you not to trust your best friend, that I figured I might as well tell any potential readers; don't be potential, just read the thing.