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High-Rise (1975)

by J.G. Ballard(Favorite Author)
3.84 of 5 Votes: 2
0871404028 (ISBN13: 9780871404022)
review 1: "The residents of the high-rise were like creatures in a darkened zoo lying together in surly quiet, now and then tearing at each other in brief acts of ferocious violence." I first started reading High-Rise about twenty years ago, but I gave up after the first chapter. I can't believe it's taken me this long to revisit it. For a slim book it's overflowing with ideas, and Ballard's prose is so lush and vibrant that each sentence became a tiny pleasure in itself. Fantastic stuff - my adolescent self was wrong to ever put it down.
review 2: This book was horrible, plain and simple. Rich people who hate each other in a primal way, but won't leave each other's presence. Towards the end of the book, it got so absurd that I was laughing aloud. The laughter was the on
... morely reason I didn't rate this novel 1 star. Vocabulary wise, it certainly wasn't the simplest book to read. I think you have to be a bit pretentious to rate this book 4 stars or higher. If you are struggling financially, this book will only serve as a conduit to hate wealthy people even more. A self induced, country club Lord of the Flies scenario. If I have to read the word "Loins" one more time... less
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Savage, disturbing and powerful. Read it in three days.
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.
I couldn't finish it.
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