Currently Reading | High-Rise


Creepy and disturbing is the best way to describe high-rise. A classic JG Ballard novel that could have been written last week, as opposed to it’s actual publication date in 1975. What makes the book so creepy is how well adapted to high-rise buildings we are, as the book suggested we might become. Swimming pools, gyms, supermarkets, restaurants, flats, penthouses are all part and parcel of so many developments the world over.

I don’t know my neighbours at all, which is quite common in flat blocks now. It does leave you with a sinister thought of what if.

Has anyone watched the film adaptation?