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J.G. Ballard has confused me in this novel, because I don't fully understand what he wants.
Every sentence drips with reference and detail to some other work, giving the book more meaning that just a puff piece.
Weaving three themes through a book is not all that unusual and when it works it can be brilliant.
"Millennium People" pales in comparison to "Empire of the Sun" and "Crash." In addition, the book's characters and premise are not believable and the ending is incongruousPublished on June 29, 2012 by bonnie_blu
Existence may be inexplicable. Consciousness is an inexplicable miracle. Time is our enemy because we will inevitably lose our consciousness. Read morePublished on November 30, 2011 by Original fan
This is a disturbing book, narrating the emergence of high middle class pointless terrorism, as a way to fulfill the emptiness and lack of meaning in contemporary consumerism. Read morePublished on November 30, 2011 by Newton Rocha
Watching the Devil kick the Millennium
Over the Golden Mountain." Edgar Lee Masters
"Millennium People" has an interesting story line. Read more
I won this book in goodreads.com First Reads giveaways. This was a very interesting book to me. It accurately depicts what COULD happen in any culture if you push people far... Read morePublished on September 27, 2011 by The Cover (And Everything in Between)
i'm sure i'm going to get some crap for this, but i've only read 52% of it, and i give up. i may end up finishing it out of sheer boredom; it is on my kindle, and frankly, it... Read morePublished on August 17, 2011 by s.miles
the late J.G. Ballard is a sort of Don Delillo of Britain. A cultural anthropologist he expertly connects up the loose wires that lie beneath our troubled modern psyches. Read morePublished on June 15, 2009 by Sirin