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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.

Download: Crash, J.G.Ballard extracts for Site Gallery reading group

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 20 April 2009

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
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The previous reading group on 19 June discussed Davis’s cult classic book Technosis, which aims to uncover the hidden mystical, magical and apocalyptic fantasies that animate our contemporary obsessions with media and technology.Download a PDF of extracts from the book Techgnosis: Techgnosis (extracts from the book)

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