‘Wilder welcomed and understood the night – only in the darkness could one become sufficiently obsessive, deliberately play on all one’s repressed instincts. He welcomed this forced conscription of the deviant strains in his character. Happily, this free and degenerate behaviour became easier the higher he moved up the building, as if encouraged by the secret logic of the high-rise.’
–JG Ballard, High-Rise
*Excerpted from the narrative post ‘J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise As Reconstructed Comic Entropy’. View the full narrative here.