Our informal reading group series continues with Crash by J.G.Ballard. A notoriously controversial and hallucinatory novel, Crash presents a concept of sexuality born out of perverse technology. In Crash, Ballard fetishizes the experience of head-on car collisions and illustrates a human desire for escapism from man-made imposed order, exploring the chaos of the mind and imagination.
Crash is not suitable for young readers as it contains explicit content.
Copies of the book are available to loan from local libraries or to purchase from most bookshops.
Further recommended reading:
JG Ballard: The music he inspired, The Guardian
Dangerous Driving, Interview with J.G. Ballard, Frieze, Issue 34 May 1997
Sex and wheels: Zadie Smith on JG Ballard’s Crash, Zadie Smith, The Guardian, Friday 4 July 2014
Free, booking recommended