Richard Pearson, unemployed advertising executive and life-long rebel, is driving out to Brooklands, a motorway town on the M25. A few weeks earlier his father was fatally wounded at the Metro-Centre, a vast shopping mall in this apparently peaceful town, when a deranged mental patient opened fire on a crowd of shoppers.
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J. G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai. After internment in a civilian prison camp, his family returned to England in 1946. His 1984 bestseller `Empire of the Sun' won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. His controversial novel `Crash' was made into a film by David Cronenberg. His autobiography `Miracles of Life' was published in 2008, and a collection of interviews with the author, `Extreme Metaphors', was published in 2012. J. G. Ballard passed away in 2009.Review:
`"Kingdom Come" is important, germaine, timely and creepy, a tidal wrack of ideas washed up on the artificial beach of our resort culture.' Will Self `As outre as ever, and still as keen to understand the national psyche ... Ballard retains a clear-sighted, almost vatic quality' Spectator `As fertile as ever ... "Kingdom Come" is impressively packed with brilliant apercus' Observer `Ballard's vision is scary and utterly real ... compelling' Financial Times
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Buchbeschreibung Harpercollins UK. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - A gunman opens fire in a shopping mall. Not a terrorist, apparently, but a madman with a rifle. Or not, as he is mysteriouusly (and quickly) set free without charge. 296 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780007232475