J G Ballard was a science fiction writer, short story writer and a novelist with and eye on the ever so slightly macabre.
Ballard managed to write for more than one audience as he had am acute eye for who he was writing for.
He embraced the surreal as well as the commonplace, thus his 'Empire of the Sun' could sit well with 'Crash' or 'Concrete Island'.
In this way he would bring us out of our complacency of a normal world and into a place that can be very strange indeed.
Yet we could return to the normal world at any time and not be disturbed too much. Ballard would nudge us rather than shock us.
Empire of the Sun is J G Ballard' debut autobiographical novel about living in Shanghai during the Japanese invasion.
Super Cannes is Ballard's take on corporate life from the inside.
Book Review:J G Ballard - Empire of the SunA boy's impressions of the Second World War at first hand.
This is an account of life in Japanese invaded Shanghai, with all the deprivation and hunger and fear that war brings.
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Book Review:J G Ballard - Super CannesPaul and Jane Sinclair embark on a new set of careers believing it will be thrilling and challenging for them.
They don't realise how challenging and how dangerous it will be for them.