J. G. Ballard The Day of Creation: A Novel

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The Day of Creation: A Novel

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"Compulsively absorbing: the white heat of its images seems to burn off the page, and the surreal landscapes linger on in the mind." ―Independent

On the arid, war-plagued terrain of central Africa, a manic doctor is consumed with visions of transforming the Sahara into a land of abundance. But Dr. Mallory’s obsession quickly spirals dangerously out of control. First published in 1987, this classic Ballard thriller continues to resonate “with dark implications for the future of humanity” (Publishers Weekly).

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J.G. Ballard was born in Shanghai in 1930 and lived in England from 1946 until his death in London in 2009. He is the author of nineteen novels, including Empire of the Sun, The Drought, and Crash, with many of them made into major films.

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""The Day of Creation is a metaphysical adventure story dealing with complex themes--the life-giving qualities of water, the cold eye of television, obsession, love--all set in a dream Africa, as if hallucinated by Joseph Conrad."--Angela Carter
"Ballard has successfully created a new myth, a late-20th-century saga of distracted humans making a lonely voyage through time and the river to the well-spring of their parched imaginations." --"Time
"A near-classic adventure." --"The New York Times Book Review
"Lyrical, hallucinatory...virtuosic...Few authors today can approach Ballard's gift for placing his reader in a perfectly realized hypnotic world." --"The Philadelphia Inquirer
""The Day of Creation puts Ballard up with Golding, Forester, and Conrad." --"The Miami Herald
" "The Day of Creation" is a metaphysical adventure story dealing with complex themes-- the life-giving qualities of water, the cold eye of television, obsession, love-- all set in a dream Africa, as if hallucinated by Joseph Conrad." -- Angela Carter
" Ballard has successfully created a new myth, a late-20th-century saga of distracted humans making a lonely voyage through time and the river to the well-spring of their parched imaginations." -- "Time"
" A near-classic adventure." -- "The New York Times Book Review"
" Lyrical, hallucinatory...virtuosic...Few authors today can approach Ballard' s gift for placing his reader in a perfectly realized hypnotic world." -- "The Philadelphia Inquirer"
" "The Day of Creation" puts Ballard up with Golding, Forester, and Conrad." -- "The Miami Herald"
""The Day of Creation" is a metaphysical adventure story dealing with complex themes--the life-giving qualities of water, the cold eye of television, obsession, love--all set in a dream Africa, as if hallucinated by Joseph Conrad."--Angela Carter
"Ballard has successfully created a new myth, a late-20th-century saga of distracted humans making a lonely voyage through time and the river to the well-spring of their parched imaginations." --"Time"
"A near-classic adventure." --"The New York Times Book Review"
"Lyrical, hallucinatory...virtuosic...Few authors today can approach Ballard's gift for placing his reader in a perfectly realized hypnotic world." --"The Philadelphia Inquirer"
""The Day of Creation" puts Ballard up with Golding, Forester, and Conrad." --"The Miami Herald"
“"The Day of Creation" is a metaphysical adventure story dealing with complex themes—the life-giving qualities of water, the cold eye of television, obsession, love—all set in a dream Africa, as if hallucinated by Joseph Conrad.”—Angela Carter
“Ballard has successfully created a new myth, a late-20th-century saga of distracted humans making a lonely voyage through time and the river to the well-spring of their parched imaginations.” —"Time"
“A near-classic adventure.” —"The New York Times Book Review"
“Lyrical, hallucinatory...virtuosic...Few authors today can approach Ballard’s gift for placing his reader in a perfectly realized hypnotic world.” —"The Philadelphia Inquirer"
“"The Day of Creation" puts Ballard up with Golding, Forester, and Conrad.” —"The Miami Herald"

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