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The Dark Side of the Sun?,
This review is from: Super-Cannes (Hardcover)
Whenever Ballard gets near paradise, something goes wrong. Here he takes us to the South of France, and a multi-national science park with top executives, sunshine, and security. His characters live in a kind of compound where everything is organised to make them happy and efficient. But where some would want to make a social or political critique, Ballard goes straight to the core of human frailty and shows us desensitisation; perversion, and murder. This book is a dark vision. How far his readers will follow him is an open question, but this remains a fine piece of work.