Crash: The Collector’s Edition

Crash: The Collector’s Edition

J. G. Ballard

A special limited edition of J. G. Ballard’s cult, post-modern and shocking novel

I knew that Vaughan could never really die in a car-crash, but would in some way be re-born through those twisted radiator grilles and cascading windshield glass.

The Collector’s Edition

A former TV scientist turned nightmare angel of the expressway, Robert Vaughan gathers around him a collection of alienated crash victims. Among them is James Ballard, our narrator, who is drawn into a series of erotic atrocities, each more sinister than the last. Vaughan craves the ultimate crash – a head on collision of blood, semen, engine coolant and iconic celebrity.

Alongside Ballard’s cult postmodern novel, this special edition, edited by Chris Beckett, includes never-before-seen reproductions of Ballard’s annotated manuscript pages, essays, stories and material that shine a new light on this modern masterpiece.

Reviews of Crash: The Collector’s Edition

    • ‘A work of very powerful originality. Ballard is amongst our finest writers of fiction’ Anthony Burgess
    • ‘One of the few genuine surrealists this country has produced, the possessor of a terrifying and exhilarating imagination’ Guardian
    • ‘Ballard has issued a series of bulletins on the modern world of almost unerring prescience. Other writers describe; Ballard anticipates’ Will Self
    • ‘Britain’s number one living novelist’ John Sutherland, Sunday Times

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