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Randolph "Dilda" Carter

A rant about books, horror, and the weird.  I sometimes take on my love/hate relationship with goodreads and Amazon.

Currently reading

Perchance to Dream: Selected Stories
Ray Bradbury, Charles Beaumont, William Shatner
Progress: 140/336 pages
Pavane
Keith Roberts

Crash: A Novel

Crash: A Novel - J.G. Ballard Boring! Did you ever read a novel where you really did wish everyone would be hit by a truck at the end? This book might just be the pinnacle of objectification, which I am sure is what Ballard wanted, but the tedious clinical detailing of the protagonist's perversions and anatomical and necrotic fantasies were just dull. Not shocking, not titillating, not interesting, not erotic, just dull, dull, dull.Ballard can write a good SHORT story, and if Crash is any indication, that is where he should stay.