Never before published in America—J. G. Ballard's capstone novel, a thriller that envisions the collapse of our consumerist culture.A violent novel filled with insidious twists, Kingdom Come follows the exploits of Richard Pearson, a rebellious, unemployed advertising executive, whose father is gunned down by a deranged mental patient in a vast shopping mall outside Heathrow Airport. When the prime suspect is released without charge, Richard’s suspicions are aroused. Investigating the mystery, Richard uncovers at the Metro-Centre mall a neo-fascist world whose charismatic spokesperson is whipping up the masses into a state of unsustainable frenzy. Riots frequently terrorize the complex, immigrant communities are attacked by hooligans, and sports events mushroom into jingoistic political rallies. In this gripping, dystopian tour de force, J.G. Ballard holds up a mirror to suburban mind rot, revealing the darker forces at work beneath the gloss of consumerism and flag-waving patriotism.
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With all the attention paid lately to terrorist narratives and novels of suburban malaise, the prescience of Ballardâs last novel, receiving its better-late-then-never American publication after six yDec 09 2011 | Read Full Review of Kingdom Come: A Novel
During the shooting at the mall, two people died instantly and 15 people were injured.| Read Full Review of Kingdom Come: A Novel
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Washington lawyer Jamie Gorelick was elected to Amazon's board of directors last Thursday, according to an SEC filing by the company.Feb 13 2012 | Read Full Review of Kingdom Come: A Novel
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