Crash (I), 2012

Crash (II), 2012

Crash is J.G. Ballard’s fifth novel. It was published in 1973, and is narrated by James Ballard (an attempt at making the novel more “real”?), who recovering from a car crash meets an ex-TV-scientist, Dr. Robert Vaughan. Vaughan is involved with/ leads a group of crash victims who have found sexual possibilities in the re-enacting of car crashes. James Ballard becomes deeply embroiled in the activities of the group. But what will he do when Vaughan attempts to fulfil his darkest fantasy and fatally unite his car with that of the actress Elizabeth Taylor?

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For the next fortnight I will be naming my posts and photographs after Science Fiction novels.

As always thanks to John Pindar and Deanne who set this whole titling thing in motion. And to my collaborator and all-round cool dude, Richard over at CK Ponderings, who is about to embark upon a new titling project.

I also highly recommend you visit Theodora Brack’s blog, People, Places and Bling, because it’s fantastic!! (and because she suggested starting a book club based on these posts – what a compliment!). And you have to see Cheryl Moore’s Unbound Boxes Limping Gods for no other reason than it is unique and brilliant.