Finished reading J G Ballards latest book, Kingdom Come. It continues the theme of looking at middle England. The book is well paced and assumes the reader is capable of filling in the gaps. Over all the book was pretty good, you wanted to know how far it could really be pushed, and pushed it got. The premise for this book is a mans farther is killed in a shopping centre. He doesn't know his farther very well so he goes to this place to see if he can find out something about him. But instead he ends up looking for the killer as the police are incompetent or in on it... so why kill an old man?
The store centres around the shopping centre and its very patriotic citizens. In a way its a futuristic book in today's setting. Its also probably a good indication of what might happen in the future, which is quite scary.
Consumerism is bad.