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Michael's Book Babble

I'm an indie author and a scribbler of inane babble. I talk about books I've read/liked. Or at least, that's the plan.


Most of the reviews will be considered "mini-reviews." Usually, it's mostly my reaction to what I've been reading. There are people who are far better at doing full and helpful reviews. But I still have fun doing them, and hope you enjoy them!

Reading progress update: I've read 126 out of 208 pages.

High-Rise - J.G. Ballard

This is moving pretty quickly for me. You really don't sympathize with anybody in this novel. They're all acting like violence-crazed animals. I get that's the point, but it's hard to see anybody as fleshed out.


A word of warning to my fellow animal lovers; there are some pretty disturbing scenes of animal abuse. Although not horribly graphic, it's still very unsettling and upsetting.


Despite all of that, it's a really interesting read, and a disturbing take on technology enslaving and enraging others.