By J. G. Ballard
The definitive cult, post-modern novel -- a surprising combination of violence, transgression and eroticism.
When Ballard, our narrator, smashes his automobile into one other and watches a guy die in entrance of him, his feel of sexual probabilities on the earth round him turns into indifferent. As he starts an affair with the useless man's spouse, he unearths himself drawn with expanding depth to the mangled affects of auto crashes. Then he encounters Robert Vaughan, a former television scientist grew to become nightmare angel of the limited-access highway, who has collected round him a suite of alienated crash sufferers and experiments with a chain of auto-erotic atrocities, each one extra sinister than the final. yet Vaughan craves the last word crash -- a head-on collision of blood, semen, engine coolant and iconic celebrity.
First released in 1973 Crash continues to be probably the most surprising novels of the second one half the 20 th century and was once made into an both arguable movie by way of David Cronenberg.
Ballard's autobiography Miracles of lifestyles used to be released in 2008 and severe Metaphors, a set of interviews with the writer, is due out in 2012.
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