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Crash

By: J. G. Ballard
Narrated by: Roger Hampton
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Publisher's Summary

An underground classic, Crash explores the disturbing potentialities of contemporary society's increasing dependence on technology as intermediary in human relations. In this hallucinatory novel, the car 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 then 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.

©1973 J.G. Ballard; Introduction copyright 2014, 2017 Zadie Smith (P)2019 Recorded Books
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  • Categories: Erotica

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Good book but also smut

If you are interested in postmodern theory fiction and the work of philosopher Jean Baudrillard then I would highly recommend this book. But I should warn you this book is weird and gross and sexual. This book is not for everyone.

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car. smash. sex. cum. fantasize more.

A great book for the considered reader.

I have read almost all of J.G.Ballard's books. including the 60rhs of collected works.
I saved this for last and I am so thankful. if it was first it would have turned me off to the great books ahead.

I like this guy. My favorite is "concrete island". so don't think this is a bad revue.

The story is graphic descriptive sex and car crash in slow motion.
I can understand the book from a perspective of his other work and reading about him.
it is not a book for the casual listener. its also not porn directly.
Ballard is getting close to touching what his books seem to long for.
psychological freedom to do what one wants with no restraint.

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Boring and offensive

Wonderfully narrated, well written obscenity.
Counted among the 100 best English novels to be inclusive, one imagines.

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Yikes

I feel bad for the guy who did the audio recording. he had to say some strange things...

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Shock value...and little else

After the initial interest and peculiarity of chapter one, the story becomes progressively more bland. I'm not certain how one can make a car accident fetishist boring, but here we are. For a better grotesque read, try Geek Love.