This is the most comprehensive introduction to this visionary writer, the William Burroughs of England JG Ballard finally achieved world recognition when Steven Spielberg filmed his autobiography childhood til agein Empire of the Sun But Ballard has been a visionary iconoclast since the s, beginning with his trilogy of disaster novels, The Burning World, The Dr


10 thoughts on “J.G. Ballard (RE/Search #8/9)

  1. Jeff Jackson Jeff Jackson says:

    Ideal introduction including several provocative interviews, non fiction pieces, autobiographical fragments, collages, bibliography and a well chosen selection of his short stories some previously uncollected and the first chapter of Crash Catalogs Ballard s obsessions and why they matter.


  2. Adam Adam says:

    This is an excellent introduction to J.G Ballard s fiction, life, and worldview If you ve never read any of his books, this might actually be the best place to start His novels are often cold, clinical, and bizarre, so it s nice to come to them with some idea of his obsessions and general outlook on life Also, he s a surprisingly warm and verbose interview subject.


  3. John John says:

    Ballard s viewpoint is fascinating He often subverts the definition of story or text in order to show the reader something they ve never seen before.This collection has interviews, plus quite weird smaller pieces You might want to check out Ballard s short story collections or other books, if this RE Search book is too much to take.


  4. Stephen Stephen says:

    Odd shit, in bite size portions.


  5. Willy Boy Willy Boy says:

    Essential.


  6. Bettie Bettie says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here blurb What is the story behind the bizarre circus that rolls into town one Midsummer s Eve Fantastical tale read by Michael Maloney.Categories Drama, SciFi FantasyCould easily of been mistaken for a Bradbury by the storyline, but not by the in comparison bland prose blurb What is the story behind the bizarre circus that rolls into town one Midsummer s Eve Fantastical tale read by Michael Maloney.Categories Drama, SciFi FantasyCould easily of been mistaken for a Bradbury by the storyline, but not by the in comparison bland prose


  7. Dora Dora says:

    We live in a world ruled by fictions of every kind mass merchandising, advertising, politics conducted as a branch of advertising, the instant translation of science and technology into popular imageryJ G Ballard quote


  8. GertJan GertJan says:

    Editie van het illustere tijdscrift RE Search, met centraal een lang interview van Vale en Andrea Juno met Ballard thuis.


  9. Dennis Lorence Dennis Lorence says:

    Best of the series


  10. Pauline Pauline says:

    the Index is genius.