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The Drowned World - J.G. Ballard
The Drowned World
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3.30 160
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781857988833 (1857988833)
Publisher: Victor Gollancz
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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CDRBill
CDRBill rated it
3.0 The Drowned World: A Novel (50th Anniversary)
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...
bibliokay
bibliokay rated it
3.0 Not the best Ballard, so shouldn't be your first Ballard
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...
bibliokay
bibliokay rated it
3.0 The Drowned World: A Novel (50th Anniversary)
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...
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it
4.0 The Drowned World: A Novel (50th Anniversary)
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...
The Bookchemist
The Bookchemist rated it
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
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