Synopses & Reviews
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 reverse as once-peaceful residents, driven by primal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle.
"Dizzying, disorienting, dystopian." The Guardian
"Harsh and ingenious! is an intense and vivid bestiary, which lingers unsettlingly in the mind." Martin Amis, New Statesman
About the Author
J. G. Ballard was born in Shanghai in 1930 and lived in England from 1946 until his death in London in 2009. Ballard is the author of more than eighteen novels, including Empire of the Sun, The Drowned World, Crash, and Millennium People. He was catapulted to literary fame with the 1964 publication of The Drought.