J. G. Ballard – Crash


An underground classic, Crash explores the disturbing potentialities of contemporary society’s increasing dependence on technology as intermediary in human relations. In this hallucinatory novel, the car provides the hellish tableau in which Vaughan, a “TV scientist” turned “nightmare angel of the highways”, experiments with erotic atrocities among auto crash victims, each more sinister then the last. James Ballard, his friend and fellow obsessive, tells the story of this twisted visionary as he careens rapidly toward his own demise in an internationally orchestrated car crash with Elizabeth Taylor.
Author: J. G. Ballard
Narrator: Roger Hampton
Duration: 6 hours 59 minutes
Released: 19 Dec 2006
Publisher: Recorded Books
Language: English

User Review:

repurchase entertaining

It has been a very, very long time, since Ive enjoyed a book this much. The writing is fantastic, the narration was perfect for the character, and overall the story was very relatable (though, not every unhinged idea that pops into your head, should be acted on). I truly enjoyed the fact that the emotions Mia went through, were spot on, and for that very reason, I laughed out loud at several points, and could completely (sadly) relate to the gut wrenching pain, of loving and trusting someone, so securely, that you dont even think it is possible, that they could look you in the eye, and lie to your face; smooth as butter. When in fact, its margarine.
There are some stories, that can only really come across with this much impact, if the storyteller has lived through it themselves.
I wouldnt call this one a psychological thriller, at all. Just a completely relatable, and a totally addicting read.