Ballard s books have remained fresh decades after they were first published, and the thoughts collected in JG Ballard Quotes have worn equally as well Small enough to fit in a pocket, this book brings together J G Ballard s trenchant thoughts on music, film, celebrity, the rise of corporate media, the death of reality, and much Grouped by topics such as Sex Relationships, Sex x Technology equals the Future, Pornography and Surrealism, Imagination, these quotes are both concise and clear, and provide a strong beacon for readers who are used to a baffling daily assault of advertisements, phone calls, and e mails They are also an excellent resource to help readers better understand Ballard s novels, which stand among the most visionary, provocative literature of the th century A Ballardian glossary, the essay Guide to Virtual Death, and a bibliography round out this excellent resource


10 thoughts on “J.G. Ballard: Quotes: Does the Future Have a Future?

  1. Lilith Lilith says:

    He s one of my most favorite authors based on his short stories Very interesting man, love his insights on technology, culture, art, sex, the future etc very quotable too


  2. Janelle Janelle says:

    The sort of book you can pick up, flip through and find something thought provoking instantly Brilliant writer


  3. Brian James Brian James says:

    I finally finished this book, afterthan a year of taking it in small doses I was quite surprised with the wealth of fascinating ideas explored in this wide ranging collection of Ballard thoughts I ve never been able to truly connect with Ballard s fiction Though I ve enjoyed the books of his that I ve read, I always thought the ideas within them wereappealing than the actual story After reading this, I know why J.G Ballard had very well thought out conceptions about such daunti I finally finished this book, afterthan a year of taking it in small doses I was quite surprised with the wealth of fascinating ideas explored in this wide ranging collection of Ballard thoughts I ve never been able to truly connect with Ballard s fiction Though I ve enjoyed the books of his that I ve read, I always thought the ideas within them wereappealing than the actual story After reading this, I know why J.G Ballard had very well thought out conceptions about such daunting subjects such as the role of the psychopath in our society, the notion of the future having been destroyed by our endless fascination with the present, and the nature of imagination A truly wonderful book that would have gotten five stars except for the poor decision on the part of the editors on numerous occasions to list 3 or 4 quotes in a row that stated the same exact thing with only a few words changed, or sometimes just a change in sentence structure As my editor always tell me, choose the most effective one and say it only once


  4. Roger Roger says:

    GUILTY..quotes are the adult equivalent to a children s picture book.


  5. Molly Moore Molly Moore says:

    In short, this book is my Bible.