High-Rise: A Novel

by J. G. Ballard

Category: Fiction

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  • @LDconf Day 4 of my #SummerSabbatical. Spent the morning on the beach reading “Highrise” by JG Ballard. Cycled to Portslade Airport. Had a flying lesson. Took off and landed successfully (if a little bumpily). Cycled back. Cooked dinner. Now watching Stranger Things.Link to Tweet

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"Harsh and ingenious! High Rise is an intense and vivid bestiary, which lingers unsettlingly in the mind." —Martin Amis, New Statesman When a class war erupts inside a luxurious apartment block, modern elevators become violent battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on “enemy” floors. In this visionary tale, human society slips into violent reverse as once-peaceful residents, driven by primal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle.

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