Concrete Island

Concrete Island

Buy Paperback Buy eBook Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan Trapped on a motorway interchange island. Written in 1973 today’s reader may be forgiven for thinking ‘ah but we have mobile phones today, this would never happen’. True but not the...
High-Rise

High-Rise

Buy Paperback Buy eBook Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan A dark mirror of the human psyche conjured with prose so crisp that every sentence on the page crackles like a downed power line spewing high voltage. Ballard’s mistrust of technology and humanity...
The Drowned World

The Drowned World

Buy Paperback Buy eBook Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan fittingly, The Drowned World takes place in London, post-global warming when the ice-caps have melted & sea levels have risen, turning the city into a fecund swamp…the surprising thing is that...
Cocaine Nights

Cocaine Nights

Buy Paperback Buy eBook Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan J.G. Ballard’s late period where his thematic concerns were filtered through the crime genre. Cocaine Nights is a subversive mystery, where the plot matters less than the prose. Where the characters...
Crash

Crash

Buy Paperback Buy eBook Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan If you’ve never read Ballard, and you’re curious, this is the book you want to start with. I won’t get into the plot or the antiseptic, yet haunting, prose. I’ll just say that all...
J G Ballard

J G Ballard

James Graham “J. G.” Ballard (15 November 1930 – 19 April 2009) was an English novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Ballard came to be associated with the New Wave of science fiction early in his career with apocalyptic (or post-apocalyptic) novels...