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    High-rise (Paperback) By (author) J. G. Ballard, Introduction by Ned Beauman

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    DescriptionFrom 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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    Title
    High-rise
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. G. Ballard, Introduction by Ned Beauman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 180 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780586044568
    ISBN 10: 0586044566
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    DC21: 823.914
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: B-232
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000
    Thema V1.0: FL
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Flamingo
    Publication date
    03 January 1998
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    J. G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai. After internment in a civilian prison camp, his family returned to England in 1946. His 1984 bestseller 'Empire of the Sun' won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. His controversial novel 'Crash' was made into a film by David Cronenberg. His autobiography 'Miracles of Life' was published in 2008, and a collection of interviews with the author, 'Extreme Metaphors', was published in 2012. J. G. Ballard passed away in 2009.
    Review quote
    '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