• Actually, the suburbs are far more sinister places than most city dwellers imagine. Their very blandness forces the imagination into new areas. I mean, one's got to get up in the morning thinking of a deviant act, merely to make certain of one's freedom. It needn't be much; kicking the dog will do.

    "J. G. Ballard, The Art of Fiction No. 85". Interview with Thomas Frick, 1984.