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High-Rise - J.G. Ballard
High-Rise
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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, recreate a dystopian world ruled by the laws of the jungle.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780586044568 (0586044566)
Publisher: Triad/Panther Books
Pages no: 173
Edition language: English
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
4.0 I don't think I'll be watching this movie
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...
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Jennifer's BOOoooOOOks rated it
5.0 (Audiobook) High-Rise
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...
Hayley's Thoughts.
Hayley's Thoughts. rated it
3.0 High Rise (Flamingo Modern Classic)
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...
Tyler's Book LIst
Tyler's Book LIst rated it
2.0 High-Rise
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.
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog rated it
2.0
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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