Author(s): BALLARD J G
From the author of the Sunday Times bestseller Cocaine Nights comes an acclaimed backlist title -- in which suburban London is transformed into an exotic dreamworld -- now reissued in new cover style. When a light aircraft crashes into the Thames at Shepperton, the young pilot who struggles to the surface minutes later seems to have come back from the dead. Within hours everything in the dormitory suburb is strangely transformed. Vultures invade the rooftops, luxuriant tropical vegetation overruns the quiet avenues, and the local inhabitants are propelled by the young man's urgent visions through ecstatic sexual celebrations towards an apocalyptic climax.
From the author of the Sunday Times bestseller 'Cocaine Nights' comes an acclaimed backlist title -- in which suburban London is transformed into an exotic dreamworld -- now reissued in new cover style. / J.G. Ballard has been at the forefront of modern British fiction for over three decades, achieving remarkable critical acclaim and commercial success / First published in 1979, The Unlimited Dream Company is an astonishing literary fantasy -- in which a familiar landscape becomes extraordinary through his distinctively bizarre vision -- now being reissued as a Flamingo Modern Classic as part of a repackaging of Flamingo's Ballard backlist
'A remarkable piece of invention, a flight from the world of the familiar and the real into the exotic universe of dream and desire!dense and erotic and magical, a pleasure to read.' malcolm bradbury, New York Times 'Extraordinary!there is no doubt of the intensity and originality of the imagination that conceived the scenes of Shepperton transformed into a paradise!far beyond the scope of most novelists.' Spectator 'A remarkable fantasist!Ballard's eloquence is as lush as the flowering vines he hangs from his multi-storey garages.' Observer
J.G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai. After internment in a civilian prison camp, his family returned to England in 1946. His 1984 bestseller Empire of the Sun won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. His controversial novel Crash was made into a film by David Cronenberg. His autobiography Miracles of Life was published in 2008, and a collection of interviews with the author, Extreme Metaphors, will be published in 2012. J.G. Ballard passed away in 2009.