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The Crystal World by J.G. Ballard
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Nov 22, 11

bookshelves: post-apocalyptic, sci-fi
Read from November 11 to 22, 2011 — I own a copy, read count: 1

The story got off to a slowish start as, with most JG Ballard stories, you do need to focus on his writing style. As I got into it,I got much more involved with the plot, basically a Doctor, in Africa, travels up-river to find his friends. He discovers that the forest and area where he wishes to go is being transformed, the vegetation, even the people, into crystal. It's an interesting journey, as he becomes involved with other peoples' stories and tries to stay alive. It's worth reading if you're familiar with Ballard's other SciFi works. I also recommend The Drowned World and The Wind from Nowhere, if you've not read any of his work before.
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11/12/2011 page 20
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11/21/2011 page 115
53.0% "It's growing on me, especially since I was able to dedicate a couple of hours to it this morning"
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