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’
Hello again book adventurers! I’ve been tagged by the wonderful Josie over at Josie’s Book Corner to take part in the 3 days, 3 quotes tag! This is my very first tag and I’m really excited to be a part of it. I have to admit I am a bit of a nerd for quotes, they’re … More 3 days, 3 quotes: day 1| tag
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
To the book lovers of the world, hello! I am Kerry, a twenty-two year old bookworm who has decided to bite the bullet and begin to document my bookish adventures. I’m currently living in the finest city in England and, when I’m not reading, can be found practising yoga or hanging out with Percy … More Uno.