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In this hallucinatory novel, an automobile provides the hellish tableau in which Vaughan, a "TV scientist" turned "nightmare angel of the highways," experiments with erotic atrocities among auto crash victims, each more sinister than the last. James Ballard, his friend and fellow obsessive, tells the story of this twisted visionary as he careens rapidly toward his own demise in an internationally orchestrated car crash with Elizabeth Taylor.

A classic work of cutting-edge fiction, Crash explores both the disturbing implications and horrific possibilities of contemporary society's increasing dependence on technology as intermediary in human relations.

Publisher: New York :, Picador,, [2001]
Edition: First Picador USA edition.
ISBN: 9780312420338
Branch Call Number: FIC BALL
Characteristics: 223 pages ; 21 cm


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edithwharton Dec 20, 2011

A masterpiece of the perverse. J.G. Ballard, as I have found out only recently, was a brilliant - though demented - author. With this novel he gets into the minds of some very bent characters who are sexually aroused by the carnage of automobile accidents. The depths he delves into these peoples minds is scary. The most deviant ideas are presented matter-of-factly in some of the most precise prose I have ever read. This book is highly recommended, though definitely not for everyone.


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