The Unlimited Dream Company

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Flamingo, 1990 - English fiction - 220 pages
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From the author of the Sunday Times bestseller Cocaine Nights comes an acclaimed backlist title - in which suburban London is transformed into an exotic dreamworld - now reissued in new cover style.When a light aircraft crashes into the Thames at Shepperton, the young pilot who struggles to the surface minutes later seems to have come back from the dead. Within hours everything in the dormitory suburb is strangely transformed. Vultures invade the rooftops, luxuriant tropical vegetation overruns the quiet avenues, and the local inhabitants are propelled by the young man's urgent visions through ecstatic sexual celebrations towards an apocalyptic climax.

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User Review  - tikitu-reviews - LibraryThing

I'm starting to get the spooky feeling that Ballard isn't Ballard at all, but another man of that name. Or, less cryptically, that the apex of Ballard-ism that delighted me so much and that has sent ... Read full review

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User Review  - michaeldwebb - LibraryThing

A really really annoying book - supposed to be surreal, which it is, but not in a Kafka type way, just in a really annoying way... didn't bother finishing it which is v. unusual for me/ Read full review

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About the author (1990)

J. G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai. After internment in a civilian prison camp, his family returned to England in 1946. His 1984 bestseller 'Empire of the Sun' won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. His controversial novel 'Crash' was made into a film by David Cronenberg. His autobiography 'Miracles of Life' was published in 2008, and a collection of interviews with the author, 'Extreme Metaphors', was published in 2012. J. G. Ballard passed away in 2009.

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