Saturday Night Movie: The South Bank Show – J.G. Ballard
I’ve finally got around to reading some J.G. Ballard – I’m starting with Vermillion Sands but any recommendations on what to read next or guidance on books to avoid would be very welcome. This documentary was a decent primer, plus I have something of a man crush on presenter Melvyn Bragg, not least for his masterful work on the In Our Time radio programme.
Concrete Island, Millennium People and Kingdom Come are my favourites (some of them I loathe – he was one of my PhD authors).
Thanks – I’ll add them to the list. It seems like most of his books have ideas/concepts that are worth reading about, but that the execution varies – so this is really helpful!