Publish date: 1986
Publisher: Bastei-Verlag Lübbe
Pages no: 250
Edition language: Deutsch
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
This is the third book I have read by Ballard and the first that is not Science Fiction. I saw the Cronenberg adaptation of Crash, which I hated and kept away from the book until I decided that I liked Ballard. It makes sense that I hated the movie, because this book is not adaptable, Ballard, fo...
“Two months before my accident, during a journey to Paris, I had become so excited by the conjunction of an air hostess's fawn gaberdine skirt on the escalator in front of me and the distant fuselages of the aircraft, each inclined like a silver penis towards her natal cleft, that I had involuntaril...
Another book that my roommate suggested. This one also involved a lot of semen and sodomy (though nowhere near as much as Ancient evenings - sodomy, that is, there might be as much semen). I sometimes get the feeling when reading books like this, or seeing art-house movies, that I'm kind of a failur...
I did not like Crash. If the purpose of this book was to make me extremely uncomfortable, and bored, and confused about the plot, then it gets an A+.Is this really a thing? Sexual fetishes about car crashes? I suppose there must be people out there. Now, as I look at J.G. Ballard's picture on the ba...
Boring! Did you ever read a novel where you really did wish everyone would be hit by a truck at the end? This book might just be the pinnacle of objectification, which I am sure is what Ballard wanted, but the tedious clinical detailing of the protagonist's perversions and anatomical and necrotic ...
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