Posts Tagged: Crash

This Is What I Get for Wanting


When I cried over the phone, asking him if he was dumping me, he said in his gentle voice, “Sweetheart, we weren’t really a thing yet.” ...more

Power Ballards


If you could bring one J.G. Ballard novel to a deserted island, what would it be? Although the film adaptations of Crash and the upcoming High-Rise might make those popular choices, Jason Guriel argues that Concrete Island deserves to be your top pick:

As speculative fiction goes, this is sophisticated stuff; rather than imagine some fascist, post-apocalyptic society…Ballard discovered the plausible dystopia in plain sight: a concrete, postwar London in which the marginalized populate literal margins, those ruled lines where city-planning comes to an abrupt stop.