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I will definitely pick up more books by Ballard in the future.
Some of Ballard's stuff I simply cannot stomach; it's too clinical, too violent, too bizarre and disturbing in the most heart-stopping, head-spinning way imaginable.
More accessible that some of his global disaster novels, this is a good book for those new to Ballard, and a great addition to the collection for fans.
Pangbourne Village was an exclusive gated community for affluent families. It was thirty miles west of London. Ten families lived within its cloistered confines. Read morePublished 14 months ago by R. M. Peterson
Some short novels beg to be fondled long after being read. This volume is just such a lush curio.
I also find this to be Ballard's most readable, or should I say... Read more
The only bad thing i can say about this book is that it is very obvious what the plot-twist is going to be - so obvious that it isn't even a real surprise, but this book is still a... Read morePublished on February 6, 2003
Quick. If you want a quick read for a rainy afternoon, this is it. Don't expect much. There are no surprises, there is little to look forward too. Read morePublished on October 4, 2002 by i-read
this was the most boring book i have read in quite some time. i read it in a total of about three hours, constantly looking for some sort of twist or something other than the... Read morePublished on September 16, 2002
This book was severely, severely disappointing and shouldn't ever be compared to the excellent work of Chuck Palahniuk. Read morePublished on August 6, 2002 by Nathan E. Duckworth
In 1988 this book on the ficticious pangbourne massacre was published. Since that time the columbine massacre and quite a few other massacres involving teens has occured and will... Read morePublished on January 20, 2002 by Haseeb
This was an interesting enough idea: rebellion from an obscenely contrived utopia. An editorial review described the story as being "glib." I agree. Read morePublished on October 9, 2001 by Oz du Soleil
Yes, indeed. I know, Ballard is such a "rad" writer, he shouldn't have anything in common with 33 Baker Street, but consider the evidence: The seemingly "thick"... Read morePublished on August 2, 2001 by Carlos I. Camacho González