Millennium People by J. G. Ballard audiobook

Millennium People

By J. G. Ballard
Read by David Rintoul

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
8.77 Hours Unabridged
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The explosive J. G. Ballardrenaissance, which began with the 2009 publication of The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard, now continues with his firstnovel to be published in America in a full decade. Millennium People tells the story ofDavid Markham, a psychologist who is searching for the truth behind a bomb thatexploded on a Heathrow baggage carousel, killing his ex-wife. Infiltrating ashadowy protest group responsible for her death, David finds himself succumbingto the charismatic charms of the group’s leader, who hopes to foment a violentrebellion against the government by his fanatical adherents, the spirituallyand financially impoverished members of Britain’s white middle class. It reveals a shockingly plausible and extremely unsettling vision of society in collapse.

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Summary

Summary

The explosive J. G. Ballardrenaissance, which began with the 2009 publication of The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard, now continues with his firstnovel to be published in America in a full decade.

Millennium People tells the story ofDavid Markham, a psychologist who is searching for the truth behind a bomb thatexploded on a Heathrow baggage carousel, killing his ex-wife. Infiltrating ashadowy protest group responsible for her death, David finds himself succumbingto the charismatic charms of the group’s leader, who hopes to foment a violentrebellion against the government by his fanatical adherents, the spirituallyand financially impoverished members of Britain’s white middle class. It reveals a shockingly plausible and extremely unsettling vision of society in collapse.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Vintage Ballard, smartly observed and tartly written.” Kirkus Reviews
“[A] last quirky take on the problems of the new century from one of the great virtuosos of twentieth-century fiction.” Library Journal
“Terrifying and strangely haunting…A riveting work from a writer of rare imaginative largesse, a bearer of bad tidings, unforgettably told.” Daily Telegraph (London)
“Dissects the perverse psychology that links terrorists with their innocent victims.” New Statesman
“A sharply depicted and fascinating novel.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Wonderfully warped, darkly comic.” Economist
“Seeks to illuminate our hearts of darkness while undermining our assumptions about what literature is meant to do.” Los Angeles Times

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Author

Author Bio: J. G. Ballard

Author Bio: J. G. Ballard

J.G. Ballard (1930-2009) was an English writer of short stories and novels. Several of his best-known works were adapted into successful movies, including Crash, and Empire of the Sun. A continual recipient of critical acclaim, the Times included him in their 2008 list of The 50 Greatest British Writers. 

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English