Thursday, August 23, 2018

Ten top books about strange towns

Shaun Prescott edits Crawlspace magazine and PC Gamer AU. His debut novel is The Town. One of his ten favorite books about strange towns, as shared at the Guardian:
Super-Cannes by JG Ballard

Super-Cannes focuses on Eden-Olympia, an exclusive business park in France whose elite inhabitants enjoy a self-contained community. Rereading it recently, I was put in mind of the campuses of mega Silicon Valley institutions such as Google and Facebook. The latter recently announced its plans to develop a campus in California boasting 1,500 housing units, a grocery store and a pharmacy. Buzzfeed declared that: “you’ll never have to leave Facebook’s new campus if you work there.” Corporate towns are the future.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue