High-Rise (Flamingo Modern Classic)
From the author of the Sunday Times bestseller ‘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... show more
From the author of the Sunday Times bestseller ‘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 from the renowned author of ‘Crash’ and ‘Cocaine Nights’, 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.
Publish date: June 28th 2012
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Pages no: 179
Edition language: English
I was trying to explain what this was about to mom on WA, alienation, communication through violence, descent to barbarism. She said "Ah, sounds like Dogville". I left about a third in on that movie, and I don't think I'll be watching this one. It sounds like I did not like this, and, well, uncomfor...
I never actually got around to reviewing this book when I read it last year, but I gave it an actual rating of 3.5 stars...rounding up to 4. I've just finished listening to the audiobook version, which is narrated by Tom Hiddleston, and I am still unsure as how to review this book. It's just reall...
hmmm how do I word this..Okay, well first off the premise is incredibly unique and I loved that.I liked that we had perspectives of the higher, middle and lower floor 'representatives' - I guess would be an appropriate title.But my god the writing style was BLUNT AS FUCK.Like 'lol ok this woman is c...
Hated this book. Couldn't finish it. Got 70% in and just had to skip to the last chapter. The characters made no sense to me and the world building was irrational and had no purpose. Really disappointed.
A forty storey high-rise apartment building stands surrounded only by it's tenants' parking spaces and then, other soon to be completed forty storey high-rise apartment buildings.All is well, initially, as the building fills up with tenants who only need to leave to go to work - the building itself ...
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