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Crash by J.G. Ballard
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Aug 06, 2010

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This Novel portrays a sensationalized view of the effects of technology on human psychology, for me it was was
a startling portrait of a fetish subculture. The story takes place in a harsh dystopia where people were devoid of emotion. They wereknocked out of their detached stupor only when con fronted with the grotesque aftermath of car crashes: the twisted metal and broken glass, and the gruesome injuries inflicted on the vehicles’ passengers. One of the main characters sees the combination of battered bodies and steel as “a new sexuality, born from perverse technology,” and seeks to re-create documented accidents for his personal gratification. For some symphorophilists, watching
a collision and its aftereffects provides satisfaction; others are fulfilled only by staging and causing disasters. After reading this novel I was like '' Damn!! what the Fuck'' How could anybody get aroused by car crashes.. ;)

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