Kingdom Come

“Exactly. That’s what we like about it. We like dual carriageways and parking lots. We like control tower architecture and friendships that last an afternoon. There’s no civil authority telling us what to do. This isn’t Islington or South Ken. There are no town halls or assembly rooms. We like prosperity filtered through car and appliance sales. We like roads that lead past airports, we like air-freight, offices and rent-a-van forecourts, we like impulse buy holidays to anywhere that takes our fancy. We’re the citizens of the shopping mall and the marina, the internet and cable TV. We like it here and we’re in no hurry for you to join.”

JG Ballard, Kingdom Come






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