J.G. Ballard - High Rise

October 27, 2013

J.G. Ballard’s futuristic 1975 novel, “High Rise, is about a group of people living in a luxury high-rise apartment building where neighbors organize themselves according to their respective social classes.  Literally. The lower class lives on the lower floors, the middle class in the middle and the upper class occupies the most luxurious apartments on the highest floors.  Tribal-class warfare ensues. Here’s an excerpt.