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16th January
written by leiabox

Date completed: January 11, 2011
Author: J. G. Ballard
Also known as: The Burning World
Format: Book

The Drought

This is my first Ballard book…and I’m not gushing over it. Some moments were fantastic, but other story line/structure choices left me a bit baffled at their detached nature. I may read Crash next (source for the 1996 Cronenberg film Crash, not the heavy-handed LA drama) to give Ballard a second chance.

The Drought on Amazon

2011 Tally
New: 2
Reread: 1
Total: 3


  1. Ron

    Definitely give more Ballard books a chance. I HIGHLY recommend Crash, Concrete Island, Highrise and Atrocity Exhibition. I’m also a fan of some of his short stories. Also note that I’m biased, since Ballard is one of my top 5 favorite authors.

  2. leiabox

    I just bought Crash and definitely plan to give him another try. Thanks for the advice!

  3. Evan

    Read High Rise next. One of the best ever.

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