High-Rise
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High-Rise

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by J. G. Ballard
     
 

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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

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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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‘Ballard’s finest novel … a triumph’ The Times‘ingenious … ‘High-Rise’ is an intense and vivid bestiary, which lingers unsettlingly in the mind’ Martin Amis‘Chilling … Ballard is a prophetic writer’ Sunday Times‘The writing is cool, the observation exact, the idea bold and well-developed; everything seems to demand attention and analysis’ Financial Times‘The terrifying thing about Ballard is his logic; is this science fiction or history written ahead of its time?’ Len Deighton
The Guardian
“Dizzying, disorienting, dystopian.”
Martin Amis - New Statesman
“Harsh and ingenious! High Rise is an intense and vivid bestiary, which lingers unsettlingly in the mind.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871404732
Publisher:
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
02/27/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
31,697
File size:
367 KB

Meet the Author

J.G. Ballard was born in Shanghai in 1930 and lived in England from 1946 until his death in London in 2009. He is the author of nineteen novels, including Empire of the Sun, The Drought, and Crash, with many of them made into major films.

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High Rise 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not for those with a weak stomach but an intriguing look at the breakdown of overly modern and isolated society. Use of phrasing for imagery is beautifully done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in college in the 80's... and this book has never left my mind. It is a great allegory for how society can be stratified.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Brisk, thrilling and dark this story sounds the depths of depravity. Have you ever caught a glimpse, as if through a crack in the doors of civility, the true nature of your friends and neighbors? JG Ballard throws open the doors.
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Anonymous 3 months ago
15. How old are you?
Anonymous 3 months ago
Green.so how old are you?