Dark side of mankind

These books portray a side of humanity which is as terrifying as a horror film

By Author  |  Published: 16th Jun 2019  12:37 amUpdated: 15th Jun 2019  4:47 pm

High-Rise 

Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Liveright
Author: J. G. Ballard

A visionary tale by English novelist, J G Ballard, High-Rise depicts a class war that erupts among the rich and wealthy. Placed inside a luxurious apartment block, read as high society driven by primal urges, it slips into a violent chaotic disorder as the residents make their living quarters into a bloody battleground.

The Road

Paperback: 287 pages
Publisher: Vintage
Author: by Cormac McCarthy

The book revolves around the story of a father and his son as they walk through a rumbled and burned America, deprived of landscape and aplenty in greyness. Their destination is the coast, armed with nothing but a pistol in their hand to defend themselves against the lawless degenerates.  Follow their voyage in this enticing novel by Cormac McCarthy.

Brave New World 

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Author: Aldous Huxley

Set in a futuristic World State made up of genetically modified citizens and a social hierarchy based on level of intelligence, Brave New World by Aldout Huxley opens the scope to huge scientific developments. With psychological manipulation and conditioning, encounter how a once peaceful society takes a sharp turn.

The Handmaid’s Tale

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Author: Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale written by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, takes us through the journey of a handmaid, Offred who is at the beck and call of a Commander and his wife. Based in an autocratic world that closely resembles a theonomy, it is a read that is guaranteed to leave you gasping in awe.