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High-Rise: A Novel
by J. G. Ballard

Published: 2012-04-16
Paperback : 208 pages
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"Harsh and ingenious! High Rise is an intense and vivid bestiary, which lingers unsettlingly in the mind." ?Martin Amis, New Statesman

When a class war erupts inside a luxurious apartment block, modern elevators become violent battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding ...
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"Harsh and ingenious! High Rise is an intense and vivid bestiary, which lingers unsettlingly in the mind." ?Martin Amis, New Statesman

When a class war erupts inside a luxurious apartment block, modern elevators become violent battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on “enemy” floors. In this visionary tale, human society slips into violent reverse as once-peaceful residents, driven by primal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle.

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What can trigger the devolution of mankind? How rapidly can it come about?
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by [email protected] (see profile) 10/22/16

Although it took years and years for man to evolve, devolution may come in the blink of an eye. Scary stuff!

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