• Pure, weird pleasure

    Los Angeles Times
  • Ballard's best and most characteristic work is in his early novels and short stories

    New Statesman
  • The most significant English novelist of the second half of the 20th century

    Will Self, Prospect
  • A writer of enormous inventive powers, Ballard has, like Calvino, a remarkable gift for filing the empty, deprived spaces of modern life with invisible cities and the wonder worlds of the imagination

    Malcolm Bradbury, New York Times Book Review
  • Ballard is a magician and a literary saboteur...He is one of the few genuine surrealists this country has produced, the possessor of a terrifying and exhilarating imagination – and a national treasure


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