"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."
Ballard, J. G.
J. G. Ballard is the author of numerous books, including "Concrete Island, The Kindness of Women, " and "Crash." He is revered as one of the most important writers of fiction to address the consequences of twentieth-century technology. He lives in England.