Re-reading High Rise at the moment. One of those books that I used to love but had forgotten I did - one of the very first novels I read in fact (by choice anyway!) .
I was saddened to hear of J.G. Ballard's death on the 19th. While I was not a die hard fan, I loved The Drowned World and Kingdom Come, and in particular, the slow decay of Vermillion Sands. I'm a sucker for dystopian settings, and the kind of character development that rarely restores anyone's faith in humankind! Ballard's voice was unique; he got there before any of us.