Drowned World by J G BallardDrowned World by J G Ballard

Drowned World

byJ G Ballard

Paperback | March 9, 2006

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Set in the future, Ballard imagines a world in which global warming has melted the ice-caps and primordial jungles and swamps have returned to a tropical London. As various members of an expedition to the city busy themselves with more or less futile schemes like draining Leicester Square in hope of loot, the central character Kerans moves to a strange acceptance of and assimilation by this lushly transformed world, vanishing into a final epiphany of heat and light.

The Drowned World is a potent, sensual mood-piece - jewelled and unforgettable.

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 ...
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Title:Drowned WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.88 × 5.25 × 0.66 inPublished:March 9, 2006Publisher:Harpercollins (uk)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0007221835

ISBN - 13:9780007221837

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Perhaps not for me When I picked this book up I loved every thing about the idea behind it. But the more I got into the book the harder a time I had following it. It was very slow and extremely detailed to the point that I would forget what was being explained. Perhaps it's written in an age when I am not capable at seeing a literary masterpiece, but I did not enjoy this book.
Date published: 2018-01-31