Ballard is one of the writers I keep – no matter how hard I cull my book collection, he stays.
I hadn’t read this one before, and it felt like an amazing treat when it landed in my mailbox.
It seems like an unlikely premise – a driver crashes into a strip of waste land bounded by motorways, and finds himself marooned there. But Ballard makes it work with clear description, obstacles, and deep, well-drawn characters, making the microcosm come alive.
Great speculative fiction.