J. G. Ballard High-Rise

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High-Rise

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Dr. Robert Laing lives in a "high rise" housing complex that offers its residents state-of-the-art technology that caters to domestic bliss. But--paradoxically--this array of high-tech innovation is responsible for a new kind of violence. "Reminiscent of Lord of the Flies".--The New York Times.

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Harsh and ingenious! High Rise is an intense and vivid bestiary, which lingers unsettlingly in the mind.--Martin Amis

Dizzying, disorienting, dystopian.

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

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