Crash by J. G. Ballard
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In this hallucinatory novel, an automobile 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 than 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.

A classic work of cutting-edge fiction, Crash explores both the disturbing implications and horrific possibilities of contemporary society's increasing dependence on technology as intermediary in human relations.


About J. G. Ballard

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J.G. Ballard was born in Shanghai in 1930 and lived in England from 1946 until his death in London in 2009. He is the author of nineteen novels, including Empire of the Sun, The Drought, and Crash, with many of them made into major films.
Published October 5, 2001 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 225 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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Earlier that day Vaughan had strapped her to the bonnet of a sports car and repeatedly forced a pilot to penetrate her natal cleft with the nose cone of his aircraft, while he had sex with the decomposing bodies of women who had died in a multiple car crash the week before.

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Sometimes, humans can be sick. Very sick. Sick enough to make me puke sometimes. Which makes me thin...What happens when human dependence to technology is taken to the extreme?

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They then form a little clique where they follow car crashes around the city of London, and then have sex in cars.

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This is a nice post where we got many information about machines and the use of it in a proper way.We generally prefer to buy difrent kind of Machinea like car BMW,Mercedes,Porsche etc.But after buying the care should be taken that is our responsibility and we need to do it in a right way, so we ...

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