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‘Cage Of Sand’ by JG Ballard

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A familiarly detached Ballardian protoganist observes an even more obsessed individual: “Sustained by the personal myth he had created, he was now more or less unreachable.” Likewise, the set dressing is all here: Cape Canaveral, abandon astronauts, empty motels, vermillion sands. This is one of those Ballard stories that really needs to be considered as a single canvas hanging in a gallery of similar studies.

Quality: ***
Hardness: *

Bonus Ballard link: Paul Charles Smith on Crash.

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Written by Martin

25 August 2010 at 09:55

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