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‘Utterly compulsive’ Sunday Telegraph
‘Snort up “Cocaine Nights”. It’s disorientating, deranging and knocks the work of other avant-garde writers into a hatted cock’ Will Self
‘The possessor of a terrifying and exhilarating imagination – and a national treasure’ Guardian
‘Guaranteed to keep you reading into the early hours’ Sunday Times
‘Thrillingly wired … dazzlingly original’ Independent
‘The terrifying thing about Ballard is his logic; is this science fiction or history written ahead of its time?’ Len Deighton
J. G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai. After internment in a civilian prison camp, his family returned to England in 1946. His 1984 bestseller ‘Empire of the Sun’ won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. His controversial novel ‘Crash’ was made into a film by David Cronenberg. His autobiography ‘Miracles of Life’ was published in 2008, and a collection of interviews with the author, ‘Extreme Metaphors’, was published in 2012. J. G. Ballard passed away in 2009.
Amazing read and a real page-turner. What a pity this such a poor Kindle edition - several typos per chapter and now and then a missing paragraph - also this seems to be an... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Sagebuyer
This is one of the later Ballard books that I did not read as a teenager. It is a continuation of the loose theme of Running Wild and Super-Cannes, but there is a distinct feeling... Read morePublished 2 months ago by tallmanbaby
Read this while travelling round Southern Spain for maximum impact.Published 8 months ago by Gino Ginelli
Disappointing book easy enough to read and passed some time but just seemed lacking
If the reader didn't buy into the premise of the books message then seemed quite a futile... Read more
My first Ballard book and I will definitely read more....engaging from the start...a book you simply can't put down. GrippingPublished 11 months ago by Lisa Stevens
I've been going to Marbella for 27 years since my Mum and Dad first bought a place. I seen a lot and although nothing like this it has a realism about itPublished 14 months ago by M BERRY
Extravagant (sometimes surrealistic) prose occasionally impedes plot development in this excellent detective thriller.
A real pity Mr Ballard is dead.
a murder mystery set in a place like the Costa del Sol. Well-written and fast-paced, plenty of description. enjoyed it a lot and its easy-reading.Published 23 months ago by Beano
One of the worst books I've read in a long time. The characters are thinly drawn, the plot predictable and unbelievable, and the style so dated that if it weren't for the... Read morePublished 24 months ago by M. Dennett