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Super-Cannes - J.G. Ballard
Super-Cannes
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Eden-Olympia is more than just a multinational business park, it is a virtual city-state in itself, built for the most elite high-tech industries. Isolated and secure, the residents lack nothing, yet one day, a doctor at the clinic goes on a suicidal shooting spree. Dr. Jane Sinclair is hired as... show more
Eden-Olympia is more than just a multinational business park, it is a virtual city-state in itself, built for the most elite high-tech industries. Isolated and secure, the residents lack nothing, yet one day, a doctor at the clinic goes on a suicidal shooting spree. Dr. Jane Sinclair is hired as his replacement, and her husband Paul uncovers the dangerous psychological vents that maintain Eden-Olympia’s smoothly-running surface.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312306090 (0312306091)
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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riley
riley rated it
3.5 Interesting but flawed
This is a provocative page turner that raises lots of questions about where late 20th century capitalism is headed. FYI, it's also the first Ballard novel I've read, but I have seen both of the films that were adapted from his books. I found it entertaining and mostly provocative, but I did have a f...
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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog rated it
3.0 Super-Cannes, J.G. Ballard
Anyone who's read say, half a dozen Ballard novels could probably identify this as such from the first paragraph. A first paragraph that stayed with me through-out the book. Indeed I re-read it twice, once at about the 1/3 mark and once right after finishing the book. One is rapidly led to believ...
Warwick
Warwick rated it
A wonderful novel, oozing with millenarian angst and chock-full of Ballard’s favourite icons, played from his deck like tarot cards – the Grounded Pilot, the Closed Community, the Unhinged Doctor, the Sexy Car-Crash – with the theme, as always, having to do with the dark poles of eros and thanatos l...
simmo
simmo rated it
2.0 Super-Cannes: A Novel
It was OK, but fairly predictable once the ‘big reveal’ was played out. It was so not Science-Fiction – maybe that was the problem for me.
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