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  • By Andrew Buckle on 15 April 2017

    Very good addition to my JG Ballard collection. Includes the actual book, JG Ballard's original pages / notes (and what a lot of scribbles there are over them), a number of articles, additional stories from the same period, a few essays and much more. Was nice to see some of the pages of the New worlds included in the book. Would have been great if more of the NW pages had been included (perhaps one day someone will release a collected edition of all those 'large' format New Worlds as they are pretty hard to find now). Overall, very pleased with this new book.

  • By Toni on 9 May 2017

    Ballard is a weird man and Crash is a bizarre, sexual, depraved story. The man character (who shares his name with the author) is in a loveless marriage and stable job when he gets into a severe car accident. The accident serves as his sexual awakening, and he is introduced to a group of people whose sexual fantasies revolve around car accidents, wounds, bodily fluids and metal.If anyone asks me in real life what this book is about, I tell them it's car crash porn, and that's not an exaggeration or understatement. It's well written and enjoyable, but it's the only book I have ever taken breaks from. Sometimes I need a minute (or day) to accept the things I just saw happen and reflect on my life. Worth a read though.

  • By Guest on 16 March 2017

    She loved it, thanks x

  • By Tina Stockman on 24 July 2013

    I had avoided reading this book as I must have had some lingering memory of the surrounding controversy. It was definitely not a comfortable or cathartic experience but then it was not meant to be. ‘Clinical’ was one word used positively and negatively by critics of Crash and with a little background reading I discovered how appropriate it was. J.G Ballard spent a portion of his childhood in a Japanese prisoner of war camp (chronicled in the novel and film, Empire of the Sun) and later trained as a doctor. In the light of this, perhaps his detached, unfaltering attitude to bodily functions, disease, damage, obsession and general human mess is understandable. I found it an adult book addressing difficult social issues. The essential idea seemed to be that we live in a society that morbidly adores the car and is undeterred or even excited by the destruction it causes both to the human body and the environment. Ballard offers an unsettling and alienating interpretation of this adoration as a physical longing to join flesh with metal, forcing the audience to confront what this perverse and ultimately fatal attraction might look like and to consider its consequences.

  • By Troy Parfitt on 1 July 2017

    I first heard of Crash from Martin Amis in his War Against Cliché: Essays and Reviews. Before that, I’d never heard of J.G. Ballard, although I’d seen a film adaptation of his book, Empire of the Sun. I think I would have liked Empire of the Sun, the book, much better. Crash is too homogenous for me: descriptions of sex and sexual fantasies and desire bound up with images of motorways and tenement blocks and accident-shattered cars. Accident victims are portrayed as objects of desire; the marriage of technology and death seen as sexually stimulating.At first, this was strange, then interesting, then just repetitive. The writing is high-calibre (it’d have to be to have been reviewed by Amis), but the story didn’t make any sense. Interestingly, Martin Amis admitted that Crash didn’t make any sense to him, either, and that he treated it with sarcasm. However, after reading it two more times (presumably in an attempt to understand what it was about) he became a convert. Clearly, this conversion happened before the review that now appears in The War Against Cliché.I wouldn’t read this book two more times. In fact, I didn’t even read it once. I only made it halfway. What is the story about? What is it supposed to mean? I don’t really think there is a story or that the novel means much of anything. By coincidence, the novel I started to read after I’d given up on trying to decode Crash also begins with a car crash. In terms of style, the writer isn’t anywhere near the level of J.G. Ballard, but he compensates by being able to tell a story. Maybe I’ll try Empire of the Sun, or maybe I’ll just move on. I don’t know, but Crash made me feel disappointed.Troy Parfitt is the author of Why China Will Never Rule the World along with War Torn: Adventures in the Brave New Canada.

  • By Steven Bennett on 27 May 2017

    Great item, quick delivery, no problems

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