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“JG Ballard’s recently reissued masterpiece, The Drowned World, shows him to be the most important British writer of the late 20th century.” (The Telegraph (UK))
J.G. Ballard was born in Shanghai in 1930 and lived in England from 1946 until his death in London in 2009. He is the author of nineteen novels, including Empire of the Sun, The Drought, and Crash, with many of them made into major films.
Martin Amis is one of Britain's most prolific post-war writers and a professor of creative writing at the University of Manchester. His stories and essays explore the absurdity of the postmodern condition.
So the characterization isn't what you write home about with Ballard, it's his visuals, atmosphere and his ideas. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
JG Ballard was a brilliant visionary writer. One of those rare authors who so completely illustrates the world he has created that you feel immersed in it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by YR Davis
Published the year I was born, it has taken me quite awhile to get around to this eery classic. Ballard's science fiction work is set quite far apart from contemporaries Philip K... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ann M.
A great book, although a difficult read. The kindle edition is a DISASTER. Random House, profit-driven group of jerks that they are, have created an e-Book Mill that involves an... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Warren P.
J G Ballard – The Drowned World
This science fiction novel may be over fifty years old but it retains its neurotic potency even today with the descent into archeo-psychic... Read more
pretty awesome idea for a global collapse, but some dated racist imagery.Published 12 months ago by Travis C. Reeder