Category Archives: J G Ballard

A dizzying read: High-Rise by J. G. Ballard

I’m finding it’s good to read a J. G. Ballard novel every few years.  More frequently might not be healthy, but thoughtfully dispersed they offer a dazzling view into a disturbingly recognisable world that throws everything else into the shade.  … Continue reading

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When you hate the hero: ‘Empire of the Sun’ by J. G. Ballard (1984)

I’m a serial monogamist when it comes to books.  I have trouble reading more than one at a time, but get extremely anxious if I don’t have a book constantly on the go.  This meant my reading experience of ‘Empire … Continue reading

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