Book Quotes – JG Ballard

“The geometry of her face. In the perspective of the plaza , the junctions of the underpass and embankment, Talbot at last recognised a modulus that could be multiplied into the landscape of his consciousness. The descending triangle of the plaza was repeated in the facial geometry of the young woman. The diagram of her bones formed a key to his own postures and musculature, and to the scenario that had preoccupied him at the Institute . He began to prepare for departure . The pilot and the young woman now deferred to him. The fans of the helicopter turned into the dark air, casting elongated ciphers in the dying concrete.”

From The Atrocity Exhibition by JG Ballard (1970)

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