The Drowned World
Publish date: September 9th 1999
Publisher: Victor Gollancz
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
, 20th Century
, Speculative Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
This is a prophetic story about the flooding of the world. The story and character development start slow but do get better. Ballard also introduces a twist that all creatures are devolving to their Triassic equivalent, including some humans, due to genetic memory.All in all this is a decent read if...
This is my second Ballard novel and I think that he was caught on a theme and was compelled to write a novel around it. In Crash he obsessed over technology and perversion. In The Drowned World he obsesses over reversions to primordial states--the planet reverting to prehistoric jungle, mankind reve...
This is my second Ballard novel and I think that he was caught on a theme and was compelled to write a novel around it. In [b:Crash|70241|Crash|J.G. Ballard|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1281416649s/70241.jpg|68058] he obsessed over technology and perversion. In The Drowned World he obsesses over re...
J.G. Ballard, what an interesting author, they broke the mold when they made him. When I started reading sf in the 80s I had the impression that Ballard specializes in global ecological disaster scenario, what with The Drowned World, [b:The Burning World|15830700|The Aviator (The Burning World 1)|Ga...
Ballard's debut novel offers a ponentially interesting psychological take on a standard post-apocalyptic setting and hammers it non-stop throughout a boring, badly balanced and pretty racist book.Video-review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN0MINybneU