'A strange and rather wonderful book full of haunting landscapes, phantasmagoria and disaster that clangs on the mind. An impressive novel at any level. Its obscurities and surrealist flourishes only heighten the dreamlike atmosphere' Guardian 'The experience Mr Ballard offers is mystical...it is weird; it is grotesque; it is magnificently Gothic' Sunday Times 'By arranging a world drought to kill off the majority of people, he brings his characters to a state of timeless, arid obsession with what is left of water and of their own selves...a sensitive, baroque study in decadence' Daily Telegraph 'Ballard paints staggering imaginary landscapes. A very impressive book by a deeply serious writer, the originality and power of whose vision can be felt' Times Literary SupplementRezension:
‘The terrifying thing about Ballard is his logic; is this science fiction or history written ahead of its time?’ Len Deighton
‘More intelligent and more strange than almost any other novel’ Brian Aldiss
‘At a time when we live with constant warnings of a world destroyed by global warming, it is easy to forget that writers such as Ballard were exploring the fear of global blight nearly forty years ago’ The Times
‘It is weird; it is grotesque; it is magnificently Gothic’ Sunday Times
‘A strange and wonderful book’ Guardian
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