I just started reading High Rise today. It's a pretty well known dystopian science fiction novel, written by J.G. Ballard in 1975. The novel concerns a forty story high rise - hence the title - that serves as not only a living space but potentially the entire social world for its tenants. As in, why ever leave? But there are downsides to having such a closed-off society.
The book starts in media res - or perhaps after all the action; like I said, I just started - with the protagonist chowing down on someone's dog. So yes, I am aware that this is an interesting choice of Holiday reading.