Cocaine Nights by J.G. Ballard

Cocaine Nights

J.G. Ballard

336 pages first pub 1996 (editions)

fiction crime mystery thriller dark mysterious slow-paced


In Cocaine Nights, J. G. Ballard stretches the taught canvas of his transgressive vision over the framework of old-fashioned mystery. The setting: the swank Spanish resort of Estrella de Mar, where young retirees from Europe's chillier climes bask...

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Community Reviews Summary of 207 reviews


dark 88%
mysterious 77%
challenging 44%
reflective 33%
tense 33%
adventurous 11%
funny 11%
relaxing 11%


medium 77%
slow 11%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 37% | Plot: 37% | Character: 25%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 62% | No: 37%

Loveable characters?

No: 75% | It's complicated: 12% | Yes: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 87% | N/A: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 62% | No: 25% | It's complicated: 12%

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