The Light Side of the Moon

  Title: The Light Side of the Moon   Author: Elizabeth Guizzetti   Pages: 510   My copy: 48fourteen, 2015 (ebook)   Rating: 4/5 Blurb (as used on Amazon): Due to overpopulation, lack of natural resources, no public education, and a surplus of political bickering, Earth is a cesspool and our solar system’s colonies have failed. Nevertheless, outside our solar system, … More The Light Side of the Moon

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J.G. Ballard’s ‘Voluntary Prisoners’: Dystopian Architecture and Space in ‘High-Rise’ and ‘The Enormous Space’

Following on from my review of J.G. Ballard’s ‘High-Rise’, I thought I’d post my essay that I mentioned for anyone that is interested. It goes a bit more in-depth into the utopia / dystopia balance, and explores the concept of dystopian architecture with the novel, alongside Ballard’s short story ‘The Enormous Space’ I hope you … More J.G. Ballard’s ‘Voluntary Prisoners’: Dystopian Architecture and Space in ‘High-Rise’ and ‘The Enormous Space’

High-Rise

Title: High-Rise Author: J.G. Ballard Pages: 170 (minus the introduction and an interview at the end) My copy: Fourth Estate, 2014 Rating: 4.5/5 Blurb: Within the concealing walls of an elegant fort-storey tower block, the affluent tenants are hell-bent on an orgy of destruction. Cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on ‘enemy’ floors and the … More High-Rise