High-Rise, Paperback Book

High-Rise Paperback

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9780586044568

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