Published February 2001
by Authors Choice Press .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||264|
[PDF] High-Rise by J.G. Ballard Book Free Download ( pages) Free download or read online High-Rise pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of this novel was published in , and was written by J.G. Ballard. The book was published in multiple languages including English language, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format/5. High-rise by J. G. Ballard Book Resume: Dr. Robert Laing lives in a "high rise" housing complex that offers its residents state-of-the-art technology that caters to domestic bliss. But--paradoxically--this array of high-tech innovation is responsible for a new kind of violence. "Reminiscent of Lord of the Flies"The New York Times. J G Ballard’s High-Rise, published 40 years ago and soon to be seen on cinema screens in a film adaptation directed by Ben Wheatley, begins with one of . While the action of High-Rise is dominated by the men, the women play a very real role as indicators of the "post-Freudian" state of the building's politics. By the end of the story, after suffering through as ignored wives or casual sex partners, two of the women -- Laing's sister.
The main storyline of J.G. Ballard's novel, High-Rise, remains relatively unchanged in Ben Wheatley’s film: Dr. Robert Laing, a physiology professor, moves into a luxury high-rise apartment, and as the amenities begin to fail, the social structure of the building deteriorates and a class war ensues. The lower floors are for the lower class residents, which . JG Ballard's High Rise is a dystopian science fiction novel, one of his last works and among his most acclaimed. It has three main characters, all male, . From the author of the celebrated dystopian classics Kingdom Come, The Drowned World, and The Drought, High Rise is a prescient story of class warfare. The film adaptation by acclaimed director Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, Kill List) features Academy Award® winner Jeremy Irons; BAFTA Award nominees Tom Hiddleston and Sienna Miller; Luke Evans Brand: Brilliance Audio. High-Rise () About book: I was deeply disappointed by this book. Based on the idea alone, I could have easily given it a four-star review. However, the way the idea was executed was poorly done, and, in my opinion, extremely ignorant and regressive in some cases.
This book is intended to fill a knowledge gap in the study of contemporary high-rise living. While there has been much documentation on the engineering and technological aspects of tall buildings, relatively little has been written about the social and livability of high-rise. "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 /5(25). This book kept my mind spinning on matters of fascism, social media, the instability of insular systems, and so on. The book is a carrier for lots of ideas, but no single, pervasive, clear-cut message. To summarize, High-Rise can be a great read, but it's going to turn off a fair number of readers too. 3 people found this helpful. Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms. Written by David R Turner Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis/10(K).