Quote #21

terminal-beach“Having surrendered his initiative to the dynamics of the city he was reluctant to try to win it back merely for a better cup of coffee.” – J. G. Ballard, “Billennium” — Currently I’m really digging Ballard’s collection The Terminal Beach in the ’66 Penguin edition. (Cover image here courtesy of one of my favorite websites ever, The Art of Penguin Science Fiction).

2 Responses to Quote #21

  1. I’m reading High Rise right now. He’s such a fucking controlled madman.

    • inthebrake says:

      Seriously? That’s a funny coincidence. I went through a real Ballard phase a while back but only the novels — I hadn’t previously read many of the stories. High Rise was probably my favorite of the novels I read, though.

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