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Crash by J.G. Ballard

Crash (1973)

by J.G. Ballard

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J.G. Ballard's Crash gives new meaning to the word 'autoerotic'. It's one hell of a ride. ( )
3 vote EnriqueFreeque | May 5, 2018 |
I keep this in my glove compartment. ( )
  Joanna.Oyzon | Apr 17, 2018 |
Bleak and challenging to read. The mixture of violence of the collision of technology and sex was very confronting for me. ( )
  brakketh | Jun 9, 2017 |
This is where the Goodreads rating system lets me down. I didn't "like" Crash at all. I'd give it one star if that was the only criterion. On the other hand, I thought it was pretty brilliant, albeit dark and perverse. The novel centers on a group of car-crash victims who begin to take sexual pleasure from staging and experience further auto accidents. It was written in 1973 and is an interesting exploration of how machines have changed humans' relationship to each other and their own desires. As shocking as the book is, there was something about it that struck me as quaint forty years later. A car, after all, is still a material thing, so much more like a body than, say, the internet. ( )
  jalbacutler | Jan 10, 2017 |
Porn with pretensions. ( )
  KatrinkaV | Nov 27, 2016 |
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Foss, ChrisCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Marsh, JamesCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Vaughan died yesterday in his last car-crash.
The marriage of reason and nightmare that has dominated the 20th century has given birth to an ever more ambiguous world. (Introduction)
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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 wounds caused by automobile collisions are "the keys to a new sexuality born from a perverse technology." Read this novel and learn why David Cronenberg, who had previously adapted Dead Ringers and Naked Lunch for the screen, fought to turn it into his latest film.

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The definitive cult, post-modern novel - a shocking blend of violence, transgression and eroticism.

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