All posts tagged “J.G. Ballard

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Three Books

Crash by J.G. Ballard. 1994 trade paperback by Noonday (FS&G). Cover design by Michael Ian Kaye and Melissa Hayden. I had a redneckish college roommate who was way into cars, so I encouraged him to watch Cronenberg’s adaptation of Crash with me, which he did. He was a… Read More

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A review of Millennium People, J.G. Ballard’s novel of middle-class boredom and meaningless violence

Early in J.G. Ballard’s 2003 novel Millennium People, our narrator David Markham remarks that “A vicious boredom ruled the world, for the first time in human history, interrupted by meaningless acts of violence.” The sentence delivers three of the novel’s key terms: boredom, meaningless, and violence. These words (or iterations of… Read More

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J.G. Ballard’s High Rise (Film Poster by Jay Shaw)

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