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Crash by J.G. Ballard
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Sep 12, 2011

it was amazing
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There is something inherently fascinating about the way technology is changing us. It is literally morphing us physically, altering the experience of being human, and forcing us to evolve to accommodate the rapidly changing world around us.

J.G. Ballard's Crash is considered avante-guarde shock fiction. As is the hypnotic, brilliant, 1996 film adaption directed by David Cronenberg, starring James Spader, Holly Hunter, Deborah Kara Unger and Elias Koteas. But both are really visionary works of science fiction exploring the implications of technology and how it changes us, literally molding with our flesh. Eerie, edgy, fascinating, and strangely erotic.

This bold, contraversial cult novel was in many ways a sexual version of the Fight Club of its day. Fans of the author Chuck Palahniuk and filmmaker David Lynch might what to check out the works of Ballard starting with this kinky, surreal masterwork.

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