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.
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 4 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 7 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 9 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 10 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 15 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 18 months ago by Saptarshi Mukherjee
Crash is just as transgressive today as it was the day it was published. Ballard writes about the metal of automobiles versus human flesh, of sex versus death, and goes down to a... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jack M. Walter
A fascinating and grotesque Jim Ballard novel--it delves deep into the sexualization of violence, and the machinations of masochism with tremendous skill. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Steiner
That words become changed over time, their over-use contributing to the dilution of the potency which they once held is an altogether sad truism. Read morePublished 20 months ago by ARWoollock