It is so important packing the right number and genre of books for a holiday. Sitting on a beach in Brittany you need to be able to get enjoy the reading.
As a result the holiday starts with something that is not only not too long but could almost have the words guaranteed enjoyable on the cover.
Already I know that this year is going to be the year of J.G.Ballard for me and the more of his books I consume the more I admire him as a writer.
His ability to question modern society and push the consequences of living in concrete boxes obsessed with class and money to beyond the limits are fantastically powerful. So after knocking off Millennium People and The Drowned World it is time for one of the books that some have described as his best, High Rise.