Ballard's prose is beautiful in a dark, grimey kind of way and I loved it.
Through the entirety of this book, J.G. Ballard expresses his perverse imagination by connecting the technology of automobiles to sexual fantasies.
I think it's been a very long time since I've read a book that BORED me this much.
this will be remembered and at last seen as the TRUE visionary work of literature that it most certainly IS. Read morePublished 12 days ago by gcd
A brilliant and disturbing performance by Ballard, master of dystopia and second only to Graham Greene in his ability to evoke by metaphor. The writing is wonderful. Read morePublished 12 days ago by P. Stern
I should probably offer the disclaimer that this was assigned reading, so I may be predisposed to disliking Crash. Read morePublished 1 month ago by D.B.
I bought this book because it was required for a college course, but I absolutely hated every twisted minute of it. I wish I could scrub it from my brain. Honestly.Published 6 months ago by Lil Mondu
Not for the faint of heart, but much more involving than the movie. It offers a picture of modern society that is not easy to take--the strong connection between mechanized death... Read morePublished 9 months ago by John F. Dewitt
I think both the 5 and 1-star reviews are both off. People either loving or hating this book. The "hate" reviews are especially shallow I think because they seem to be... Read morePublished 10 months ago by AquaDolphin
Anyone reading this for its erotic content will be as disappointed as those reading it for its literary content as the titillation is as bland and repetitive as the prose. Read morePublished 12 months ago by RR
James Ballard gets into a car crash and finds himself, and his wife, falling in with a group of people sexually obsessed with car crashes, and the injuries sustained from car... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Michael Dezotell
It is a work that is beautiful, unique and significant in terms of literary premise, but it it is not grabbing or attaching. It lacks human empathy and sympathy.Published 20 months ago by Saptarshi Mukherjee