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Millennium People by J.G. Ballard
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May 15, 2009

did not like it
bookshelves: men-only-book-club
Read in May, 2009

Sorry JGB.

I read Crash between school and university and it made an enduring impression on me so when the BG chose this I looked forward to it but...

It's just so poorly written; the lame killer lines on chapter and section endings, the poor similes, the lack of serious narrative drama despite the mystery book form. The main man, why was he such an awful psychologist, how come he never worked out people's motives, why was he such a poor judge of character and motivation?

Maybe I've fallen for the sucker punch; the hook-line-and-sinker surface reading. Maybe it's not as bad as one star but if I don't nail my colours to the mast I'll look like a sentimentalist.

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