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J.G. Ballard's Crash,
This review is from: Crash (Paperback)
Crash still stands today as one of the late J.G. Ballard's most popular and controversial novels.
By utilising the metaphor of the car crash, Ballard propels the reader into the dark world of the communications landscape and celebrity obsession with horrific and visceral images which, during the course of novel the reader becomes as desensitised and hollow as the characters at play within it.
Highly sexualised and grotesque, Ballard's novel probes into the very essence of a society that has become bored with their ordinary lives. Affairs to fill thee void of impotence, the spark and release of fresh sensation during a head on collision with another motor car, and the voyeuristic 'spectators' that gather around the crash site. Each of them changed as it is removed from the comfort of their living rooms.
I can not recommend this book highly enough. True masterpiece of the near-future science fiction. A mere few moments into the future. Truly terrifying and unrelentingly compelling.