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High-Rise (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 10/04/2014
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From the author of `Crash' and `Cocaine Nights' comes an unnerving tale of life in a modern tower block running out of control.

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 riots and technological mayhem.

In this visionary tale of urban disillusionment society slips into a violent reverse as the isolated inhabitants of the high-rise, driven by primal urges, create a dystopian world ruled by the laws of the jungle.

This edition is part of a new commemorative series of Ballard's works, featuring introductions from a number of his admirers (including Iain Sinclair, Ali Smith, Neil Gaiman and Martin Amis) and brand-new cover designs.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780586044568
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

`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

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“Page turner!”

Interesting, magical book, recommend it to all lovers of architecture. Definitely a page turner, at times disturbing and unusual but keeps the suspense in the reader. I am hoping the movie has lived up to JG... More

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