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How fascinating to see Shanghai life through the eyes of a young boy during an otherwise obscure time in an otherwise obscure place...obscure from my perspective anyway. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Tasawuf
Ballard is known for his dystopian, erotic impuses, and psychological science fiction. His stories intimate a classic grouchy British male, when he lived for the most part a very... Read morePublished on May 14, 2013 by Clarice Stasz
In Miracles of Life, JG Ballard tells the story of a boy who grew up in Shanghai before the last war, was allowed to roam the city at will, immersing himself in exotic and cruel... Read morePublished on February 22, 2013 by David Ljunggren
Obviously Ballard is a great writer and the book has some interesting aspects to it, but, well there's not a narrative drive and it sort of ambles along. Read morePublished on June 3, 2012 by jamprat
This was a fascinating and well written memoire.
It is pretty short and certainly isn't comprehensive when it come to Ballard's writing career. Read more
JG Ballard lowers his shields as an older man. This book is a more personal and unguarded view (than The Kindness of Women) of the life of an interesting person and prolific,... Read morePublished on January 22, 2012 by Suzanne Bennett