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  The Atrocity Exhibition Easily one of the 20th century's most visionary writers, J. G. Ballard still lives far ahead of his time. Called his "prophetic masterpiece" by many, The Atrocity Exhibition practically lies outside of any literary tradition. Part science fiction, part eerie historical fiction, part... Read more

  Crash J. G. Ballard's graphic, violent novel is controversial wherever it is read, even on Amazon.com's own Web page! The book's characters are obsessed with automobile accidents and are determined to narrate the horrors of the car crash as luridly as possible. In the words of the novel's protagonist, the... Read more

  Concrete Island I liked the premise--some guy unexpectedly stuck on a manmade island in the middle of civilization and all he wants is to go home, but somehow it is very hard. I wanted to see what the things were that would keep him there and what ideas he would come up with to escape. So I was hoping for a story... Read more


    The Best Short Stories of J.G. Ballard In my humble opinion, Ballard is at his best in the short story format. "Now: Zero", "A Question of Re-entry", "The Venus Hunters" and "The Lost Leonardo" are among my favourite short stories of all time. Poe wrote that short stories are in many ways... Read more


    Empire of the Sun From the creators of the movie tie-in blockbusteries, The Color Purple, comes the most certain money-making event of this winter. Empire of the Sun is the story of a young boy in Shanghai who witnesses the outbreak of World War II and the bombing of Nagasaki. Read more


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