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A model of efficiency and order, the aerodrome stands on the hill looking down on the village below. Roy, coming of age in the messy, violent and adulterous world of the villagers, is simultaneously attracted and repelled by this strange place and by the powerful figure of the Air Vice-Marshal. Soon he is led to leave his family, his friends and his love in order to join the aerodrome and confront the secrets of this mysterious and sinister place...

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MICHAEL MOORCOCK

Reviews

A powerful and mysterious novel - totally gripping

J.G. Ballard

A horrified and darkly comic response to the appeal of totalitarianism, a mixture of Orwellian satire, rural sentimentality and Kafkaesque nightmare...

Guardian

Intensely original...humour and irony, and the smell of the English earth...Its value as literature becomes increasingly apparent at each re-reading

Anthony Burgess

The Aerodrome has been called the best novel ever written about fascism...captures so well the sinister glamour...as unsettling today as when it appeared more than sixty years ago

New Statesman

The only outstanding novelist of ideas whom the decade of ideas has produced is Rex Warner

V.S. Pritchett

Splendid...The Aerodrome preceded Nineteen Eighty-Four by eight years... The Aerodrome is the better book because it reaches out towards the light

Spectator

Strange, visionary, more hauntingly complex and forgiving than its near-contemporary dystopias, 1984 and Brave New World

Guardian

I am sure this book will do very well because the theme is so contemporary

Tony Benn

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784871000

    August 29, 2016

    Vintage Classics

    320 pages

    RRP $15.99

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Men And Gods
The Aerodrome

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