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Crash: A Novel (original 1973; edition 2001)
Crash by J. G. Ballard (1973)
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0312420331, Paperback)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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