J. G. Ballard High-Rise

ISBN 13: 9780008134891

High-Rise

3.69 avg rating
( 15,361 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780008134891: High-Rise

Coming in March 2016 from acclaimed director Ben Wheatley, a major motion picture adaptation of J. G. Ballard’s compelling and unnerving tale of what happens when life in a luxury apartment building descends into chaos, starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Elisabeth Moss.

‘Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building during the previous three months.’

Within the walls of a high-tech forty-storey high-rise, the residents are hell-bent on an orgy of sex and destruction, answering to primal urges that their utopian surroundings can’t satisfy. The high-rise is a would-be paradise turned dystopia, ruled by intimidation and violence, and, as the residents organize themselves for war, floor against floor, no one wants it to stop ...

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

‘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

From the Back Cover:

''an intense and vivid bestiary, which lingers unsettlingly in the mind.''
martin amis

Within the concealing walls of an elegant forty-storey tower block, the affluent tenants are hell-bent on an orgy of destruction. Cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on ‘enemy’ floors and the once-luxurious amenities become an arena for technological mayhem...

In this visionary tale from the author of Crash, Empire of the Sun and Super-Cannes, human society slips into violent reverse as the inhabitants of the high-rise, driven by primal urges, recreate a world ruled by the laws of the jungle.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

J. G. Ballard
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2016)
ISBN 10: 0008134898 ISBN 13: 9780008134891
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Film tie-in edition. 197 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Coming in March 2016 from acclaimed director Ben Wheatley, a major motion picture adaptation of J. G. Ballard s compelling and unnerving tale of what happens when life in a luxury apartment building descends into chaos, starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Elisabeth Moss. Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building during the previous three months. Within the walls of a high-tech forty-storey high-rise, the residents are hell-bent on an orgy of sex and destruction, answering to primal urges that their utopian surroundings can t satisfy. The high-rise is a would-be paradise turned dystopia, ruled by intimidation and violence, and, as the residents organize themselves for war, floor against floor, no one wants it to stop . Bookseller Inventory # LIB9780008134891

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Ballard, J. G.
ISBN 10: 0008134898 ISBN 13: 9780008134891
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 23155238-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.06
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

J. G. Ballard
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2016)
ISBN 10: 0008134898 ISBN 13: 9780008134891
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Film tie-in edition. 197 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Coming in March 2016 from acclaimed director Ben Wheatley, a major motion picture adaptation of J. G. Ballard s compelling and unnerving tale of what happens when life in a luxury apartment building descends into chaos, starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Elisabeth Moss. Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building during the previous three months. Within the walls of a high-tech forty-storey high-rise, the residents are hell-bent on an orgy of sex and destruction, answering to primal urges that their utopian surroundings can t satisfy. The high-rise is a would-be paradise turned dystopia, ruled by intimidation and violence, and, as the residents organize themselves for war, floor against floor, no one wants it to stop . Bookseller Inventory # LIB9780008134891

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

J. G. Ballard
ISBN 10: 0008134898 ISBN 13: 9780008134891
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800081348910000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

J. G. Ballard
Published by Fourth Estate 2016-03-10 (2016)
ISBN 10: 0008134898 ISBN 13: 9780008134891
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fourth Estate 2016-03-10, 2016. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-LBR-01781444

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

J. G. Ballard
Published by Fourth Estate 2016-03-10 (2016)
ISBN 10: 0008134898 ISBN 13: 9780008134891
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fourth Estate 2016-03-10, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-05217758

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

J. G. Ballard
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0008134898 ISBN 13: 9780008134891
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, High-Rise (Film tie-in edition), J. G. Ballard, Now a major film: J. G. Ballard's compelling and unnerving tale of what happens when life in a luxury apartment building descends into chaos. 'Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building during the previous three months.' Within the walls of an elegant forty-storey high-rise, the affluent tenants are hell-bent on an orgy of destruction. Cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on 'enemy' floors, and the once-luxurious amenities become an arena for mayhem. In this visionary novel, the veneer of civilised society is stripped away as the inhabitants of the high-rise, driven by primal urges, create a dystopian world ruled by intimidation and violence. And no one wants it to stop . Bookseller Inventory # B9780008134891

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Ballard, J. G.
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0008134898 ISBN 13: 9780008134891
New Softcover Quantity Available: 15
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Now a major film: J. G. Ballard's compelling and unnerving tale of what happens when life in a luxury apartment building descends into chaos. Num Pages: 272 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130. Weight in Grams: 270. . 2015. Film tie-in edition. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780008134891

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Ballard, J. G.
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (2015)
ISBN 10: 0008134898 ISBN 13: 9780008134891
New Softcover Quantity Available: 15
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2015. Book Condition: New. Now a major film: J. G. Ballard's compelling and unnerving tale of what happens when life in a luxury apartment building descends into chaos. Num Pages: 272 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130. Weight in Grams: 270. . 2015. Film tie-in edition. Paperback. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780008134891

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

J. G Ballard
Published by HarperCollins Publishers 2016-03-10, London (2016)
ISBN 10: 0008134898 ISBN 13: 9780008134891
New paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers 2016-03-10, London, 2016. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780008134891

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book