Sunday, April 19, 2009


A post that is as sad as it was inevitable.

A truly great and insightful writer - one of the greatest, in fact. He's up there in my own personal lit.mythology with Burroughs: the pair of them are, for me, two of the most significant writers of the late 20th century.

Ballard changed the way I looked at the world and how I think about it. And that's probably the greatest compliment I could ever pay him as a person or a writer.

I mentally refer to his work or to his way of viewing the world pretty much on a weekly basis.

I wish I could have met him at least once and said thanks.


At 11:06 am, Blogger Dan said...

Christ, the Reaper's been really busy this year, hasn't he?

At 2:52 pm, Blogger jaysondensman said...

Didn't Cronenberg do one of his? Crash?

Geez, man. Wonder who the 3rd is going to be.

At 7:46 pm, Blogger Jason Gusmann said...

goddammit! the last of the b-boys (burroughs, ballard, bangs, bukowski) hangs it up. son of a bitch. one of the best ever.

At 8:01 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

"B-Boys" - LOL! Yeah, why do they all begin with a "B"...?

Philip K Bic lol.


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