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High-Rise: (Movie Tie-in Edition)

J.G. Ballard
Item #: D72711
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 2016 / 208
ISBN: #N/A
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This 1975 novel by the author of Empire of the Sunand Crash paints a remarkable dystopian tale in a London high-rise apartment—the inspiration for the motion picture of the same name starring Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Irons. The building was supposed to be the last word in high-tech, selfcontained apartment living: a 40-story island of luxury on the edge of London, with its own supermarket, restaurant, gym, bank, and even a primary school. But as the residents become increasingly isolated from the outside world, the building turns into a microcosm— with the privileged on the upper floors—and as its systems break down, its society devolves into class warfare and savagery.

 

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