Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
What put you off?
Nothing except other books - it got put to the bottom of a pile, then recycled in to my bookcase and was forgotten about. (I think I was reading an interview with Will Self on Ballard when he mentioned it, and I thought 'don't I have that?'. Devoured it in two days.)
I loved the oblique glimpse (maybe) at Ballard's life and the events that fed in to his fiction, but - more than that - I liked the subversion of autobiography (like the details that differed so much from Empire
and the bits, like how his wife died, that I knew to be 'untrue'