Now a major film: J. G. BallardÃ¢ÂÂs compelling and unnerving tale of what happens when life in a luxury apartment building descends into chaos.
Ã¢ÂÂLater, 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.Ã¢ÂÂ
Within the walls of an elegant forty-storey high-rise, the affluent tenants are hell-bent on an orgy of destruction. Cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on Ã¢ÂÂenemyÃ¢ÂÂ floors, and the once-luxurious amenities become an arena for mayhem.
In this visionary novel, the veneer of civilised society is stripped away as the inhabitants of the high-rise, driven by primal urges, create a dystopian world ruled by intimidation and violence. And no one wants it to stop Ã¢ÂÂ¦
About: The wealthy inhabitants of a luxurious, well-designed apartment complex become engaged in hostilities that begin in the dropping of debris onto lower balconies and climax in drunken, marauding attacks by rival floor tribes