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The Unlimited Dream Company
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The Unlimited Dream Company

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Author: J. G. Ballard
Publisher: Jonathan Cape, 1979
Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1979
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Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Erotic Fantasy
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Contemporary Fantasy
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One of the Burgess 99 Best Novels in English Since 1939. A young man who has never flown a plane steals a small aircraft from London Airport and crash lands it in the thames at the suburban community of Shepperton. He is taken in by the towns people as an apocalyptic figure fascination, and in the few days following his recovery he begins to assume certain supernatural powers that transform both the town and its inhabitants. Tropical flora and fauna appear;daily routine is disrupted by wild pan-sexual celebrations; and in their final climax of liberation, the towns people are taught to fly.


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Suburban Psychedelia

- charlesdee
  (8/1/2011)

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