Author: J. G. Ballard
Subject: Science fiction; Fiction; Psychological fiction; Women; General; Literary; Fiction - Science Fiction; Science Fiction - General; Male friendship; Traffic accidents; working; Traffic accident victims; Ballard; J. G. - Prose & Criticism; Obsessive-compulsive disorder; Women - Crimes against
SUMMARY: In this hallucinatory novel, the car provides the hellish tableau in which Vaughan, a "TV scientist" turned "nightmare angel of the highways," experiments with erotic atrocities among auto crash victims, each more sinister than the last. James Ballard, his friend and fellow obsessive, tells the story of this twisted visionary as he careens rapidly toward his own demise in an intentionally orchestrated car crash with Elizabeth Taylor. A classic work of cutting edge fiction, Crash explores the disturbing potentialities of contemporary society's increasing dependence on technology as intermediary in human relations.