Crash: A Novel by J. G. Ballard

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In this hallucinatory novel, an automobile 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 than 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. A classic work of cutting-edge fiction, Crash explores both the disturbing implications and horrific possibilities of contemporary society's increasing dependence on technology as intermediary in human relations.

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The 391st greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 40th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  2. - 67th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  3. - 68th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  4. - "Our Readable Century", The Best Books of the 20th Century (January Magazine)
  5. - The Graphic Canon (Book)

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