Tag Archives: Ballardian

Ballard and the Experience of Reading

There’s a well established industry in giving the context to how books are written. It’s perhaps surprising how little attention is given to how books are read. There is a strand of literary criticism that emphasises ‘the role of the … Continue reading

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9 Top-Tips on How to Write a Ballardian Novel

While reading Kingdom Come, I listed what I noticed are some characteristics shared by many Ballard novels. So rather than writing a review, I thought I’d copy my notes here in case anyone writing a novel would like to introduce … Continue reading

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High-Rise by J G Ballard

My first encounter with J. G. Ballard wasn’t with a Ballard novel. It was through music that has been described at various times as ‘Ballardian’. This amounts to synthesizer and noise experimentalists whose anti-music was redolent of the industrial wastelands … Continue reading

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