Cocaine Nights

J. G. Ballard

When Charles Prentice arrives in Spain to investigate his brother’s involvement in the death of five people in a fire in the upmarket coastal resort of Estrella de Mar, he gradually discovers that beneath the civilised, cultured surface of this exclusive enclave for Britain’s retired rich there flourishes a secret world of crime, drugs and illicit sex . What starts as an engrossing mystery develops into a mesmerising novel of ideas – a dazzling work of the imagination from one of Britain’s most original and controversial novelists – author of Super-Cannes and Millennium People.

Reviews of Cocaine Nights

  • ‘[Ballard] is one of the few genuine surrealists this country has produced, the possessor of a terrifying and exhilarating imagination – and a national treasure’ Guardian

    ‘Britain’s number one living novelist. This adds a glinting new facet to his achievement – Ballard, detective-novelist extraordinary’ Sunday Times

    ‘As thrillingly wired as ever…Dazzlingly original’ Independent

    ‘Utterly compulsive’ Sunday Telegraph

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