Concrete Island by j. g. ballard
Weight: 7.2 oz
Method of Disposal: Selling or giving away
j.g. ballard was recommended to me back when I was reading all of the Chuck Palahniuk books I could get my hands on. I was told that if I liked him I would love Ballard. At the time, I was not as impressed by him as I hoped. Now that some time has passed, I am no longer a fan of Palahniuk and would consider Ballard to be a much better author.
Nonetheless, there was something lacking in Concrete Island, or I just did not care about the characters at all. I think the premise was intriguing and that I expected so much more than what I got. I remember feeling so let down. Maybe without the expectations it would have read better.
Things I like about this copy:
- There is a little blue star sticker over the barcode. This was the symbol my dear friend Sarah and I used when working at Waldenbooks to show that we did not want the book to be returned even if the PDT (?—Barnes and Noble had a different name for it) scanner told us it was not selling and it was time to send it back.
- The blue blue sky over the interstate on the cover
- The Title
- The pages changing color with age