HIGH-RISE. Ballard, ames, raham.


London: Jonathan Cape, [1975]. Octavo. boards. First edition. A disturbing look at life in a high rise apartment block which is a commentary on society as a whole. The first line of the book sets the tone: "Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building during the previous three months." "This book has been called an adult version of Golding's Lord of the Flies." - Barron, Horror Literature 4-18. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels #76. King list, p. 389. Winter list, p. 268. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 364. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. (18680). Item #18680

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