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The rain has ceased. Radio-active waste has stopped the sea evaporating. The sun beats down on the parching earth, and on the parching spirit of man. A warped new mankind is bred out of the dead land -- bitter, murderous, its values turned upside down. Idiots reign. Water replaces currency and becomes the source of a bleak new evil.
<I><CENTER>The classic, award-winning novel, made famous by Steven Spielberg's film, tells of a young boy's struggle to survive World War II in China.</CENTER></I>Jim is separated from his parents in a world at war. To survive, he must find a strength greater than all the events that surround him.Shanghai, 1941 -- a city aflame from the fateful torch of Pearl Harbor. In streets full of chaos and corpses, a young British boy searches in vain for his parents. Imprisoned in a Japanese concentration camp, he is witness to the fierce white flash of Nagasaki, as the bomb bellows the end of the war...and the dawn of a blighted world. Ballard's enduring novel of war and deprivation, internment camps and death marches, and starvation and survival is an honest coming-of-age tale set in a world thrown utterly out of joint.
THE HIGH-RISE WAS DESIGNED TO OFFER THE ULTIMATE IN GRACIOUS LIVING. IT WAS DESTINED TO DELIVER THE ULTIMATE IN HORROR. No pains had been spared to insure that the 2000 tenants of the forty-story luxury apartment building should have everything that modern technology could offer. Total air-conditioning ... incredibly swift elevators ... swimming pools ... schools ... supermarkets ... banks ... liquor stores ... all were part of the high-priced package. All the apartments were rented, all the families had moved in. Now the architect's dream was about to become a living reality. The deadly nightmare was about to begin ...
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