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After crash-landing a stolen plane in the Thames near Shepperton, a young man, taken in by the locals, soon acquires supernatural powers that dramatically transforms both the town and its inhabitants
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J. G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai. After internment in a civilian prison camp, his family returned to England in 1946. His 1984 bestseller `Empire of the Sun' won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. His controversial novel `Crash' was made into a film by David Cronenberg. His autobiography `Miracles of Life' was published in 2008, and a collection of interviews with the author, `Extreme Metaphors', was published in 2012. J. G. Ballard passed away in 2009.Review:
`Blindingly original ... Moving, thrilling, exquisitely written' Anthony Burgess`A remarkable piece of invention, a flight from the world of the familiar and the real into the exotic universe of dream and desire ... Dense and erotic and magical, a pleasure to read' Malcolm Bradbury, New York Times Book Review`Extraordinary ... There is no doubt of the intensity and originality of the imagination ... Far beyond the scope of most novelists' Spectator`A remarkable fantasist ... Ballard's eloquence is as lush as the flowering vines he hangs from his multi-storey garages' Observer`The terrifying thing about Ballard is his logic; is this science fiction or history written ahead of its time?' Len Deighton
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Book Description Pocket, 1985. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110671605372
Book Description Pocket, 1985. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0671605372