the Reason: in the novel calls the main character Florent-Claude Labrouste – who, like Houellebecq is trained lantbruksingenjör – Niort for ”the ugliest place he had seen”. This writes the newspaper Le Figaro.
has now started a debate about the conflict between town and country because the local newspaper of Niort believe that the author is describing a very ”Parisian view” and the mayor has invited Houllebecq to the city to get him ”to discover the city rikligheter”.
seven years ago described the city in a similar negative way on tv channel France 2, wounds have not yet healed with the locals.
”Sérotonine” is about a society sönderfrätt of neoliberalism's rampage.
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