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Concrete Island by J.G. Ballard
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Jun 20, 2007

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First half: Wealthy British architect plows his Jaguar off of the motorway into an isolated traffic island, gets seriously injured so he can't escape, and has to try to survive on rainwater, discarded sandwiches, and the case of Chardonnay he has in the trunk of his car as traffic whizzes by, oblivious to him. Awesome!

Second half: Wealthy British architect realizes he's not alone on the traffic island, which he shares with a retarded circus acrobat and an SLA-like woman prostitute/revolutionary. They nurse him back to health, and he proceeds to dominate both of them. Weird.

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