'Everything separates us from one another, with the exception of one fundamental point: we're both utterly despicable individuals' - (Houellebecq to BHL). In 2008, two of the most celebrated of French intellectuals began a ferocious exchange of letters. "Public Enemies" is the result. In their inimitably witty, inimitably fascinating, inimitably confrontational correspondence, they lock horns on everything, including literature, sex, politics, family, fame and even - naturally - themselves. Never dull, always provocative, this is one fight you can't ignore. The sparks fly.