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  - Mike Mcconnell - Goodreads

Weird but good. A prose battle between death imagery and life symbolism. Read full review

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User Review  - Goodreads

Don't ask me what this is about, but i loved it. The writing here is just fantastic, you know your in the presence of a real writer. I thought it was building up to something, but it turns out, no, no real plot as such then, but the the trip he takes you on is well worth the ride nonetheless Read full review

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', will be published in 2012. J. G. Ballard passed away in 2009.

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