Dr. Robert Laing lives in a "high rise" housing complex that offers its residents state-of-the-art technology that caters to domestic bliss. But--paradoxically--this array of high-tech innovation is responsible for a new kind of violence. "Reminiscent of Lord of the Flies".--The New York Times.
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J. G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai. After internment in a civilian prison camp, his family returned to England in 1946. His 1984 bestseller ‘Empire of the Sun’ won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. His controversial novel ‘Crash’ was made into a film by David Cronenberg. His autobiography ‘Miracles of Life’ was published in 2008, and a collection of interviews with the author, ‘Extreme Metaphors’, was published in 2012. J. G. Ballard passed away in 2009.Language Notes :
British actor Tom Hiddleston, well-known for portraying the supervillain Loki (The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World) and the writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (Midnight in Paris), brings his acting versatility and smooth voice to this visionary tale by acclaimed author J.G. Ballard (Empire of the Sun). 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. 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.
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Description du livre Jonathan Cape, 1975. Hardcover. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. First Edition. ~~Withdrawn Ex-Library Copy, usual stamps and log-sheet residue to fly-leaf~~Good/Quite Good 1st impression 1st edition 1975 Cape hardback, unclipped DJ. Some corner and spine-end nicks and wear to DJ with wear along lower edge of jacket with a little surface staining along inside reverse, tape mark along inside front cover and inner front flap of DJ, security label to inside rear cover else well-preserved copy of this cult classic, recently filmed. More by this author available Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 0224011685. ISBN/EAN: 9780224011686. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 065535. N° de réf. du libraire 065535
Description du livre Jonathan Cape,, London, 1975. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. First Edition. VG++ towards near fine, black top edge, price clipped dj. DJ is VG++ in an acetate, N° de réf. du libraire 45626