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A Clockwork Orange

His outer platties and take a malenky bit of cutterFor Alex's confessions are written in 'nadsat' the teenage argot of a not too distant futureBecause of his delinuent excesses Alex is jailed and made subject to 'Ludovico's Techniue'. In 1960 Anthony Burgess was 43 and had written 4 novels and had a proper job teaching in the British Colonial Service in Malaya and Brunei Then he had a collapse and the story gets complicated But I like the first cool version AB told which was that he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour and given a year to live Since as you know he lived a further 33 years we may conclude the doctors were not entirely correct However the doctor tells you you have a year to live what do you do Lapse into a major depression Get drunk and stay drunk Buy a Harley davidson Not if you were Anthony Burgess Uxorious regard for his wife s future security bade him to place his arse on a chair in the unpleasing English seaside town of Hove and type out five and a half novels in the one year left to him which he later pointed out was approximately euivalent to E M Fors

SUMMARY A Clockwork Orange

A chilling experiment in Reclamation TreatmentHorror farce Social prophecy Penetrating study of human choice between good and evil A Clockwork Orange is all three dazzling proof of Anthony Burgess's vast talentsCover design David Pelh. This book was sweet The way russian was used to show the distopian future was one of the coolest literary devices I have seen Because I was so enthralled by it I often read parts than once to make sure I was getting the meaning right Everyone should read this book and then read it again to make sure they got it

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Fifteen year old Alex and his three friends start an evening's mayhem by hitting an old man tearing up his books and stripping him of money and clothesOr rather Alex and his three droogs tolchock an old veck razrez his books pull off. A Clockwork Orange is one of those books which everyone has heard of but which few people have actually read mostly I think because it is preceded by a reputation of shocking ultra violence I m not going to deny here that the book contains violence It features lengthy descriptions of heinous crimes and they re vivid descriptions full of excitement Burgess later wrote in his autobiography I was sickened by my own excitement at setting it down Yet it does not glorify violence nor is it a book about violence per se Rather it s an exploration of the morality of free will Of whether it is better to choose to be bad than to be conditioned to be good Of alienation and how to deal with the excesses to which such alienation may lead And ultimately of one man s decision to say goodbye to all that At least in the UK version The American version on


About the Author: Anthony Burgess

Librarian Note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this nameAnthony Burgess was a British novelist critic and composer He was also a librettist poet playwright screenwriter essayist travel writer broadcaster translator linguist and educationalist Born in Manchester he lived for long periods in Southeast Asia the USA and Mediterranean Europe as well as in Eng



10 thoughts on “A Clockwork Orange

  1. says:

    A Clockwork Orange is one of those books which everyone has heard of but which few people have actually read – mostly I think because it is p

  2. says:

    How to review an infamous book about which so much has already been said? By avoiding reading others’ thoughts until I’ve written mineThere are horrors in this book but there is beauty too and so much to think about The ends of the book justify the means of its execution even if the same is not true of what happens in the storyBook vs F

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    What's it going to be then eh? A linguistic adventure O my brothers I had seen the Kubrick film and so reading the novella was on the list I very much enjoyed it was surprised to learn that American publishers and Kubrick had omitted the cruci

  4. says:

    In 1960 Anthony Burgess was 43 and had written 4 novels and had a proper job teaching in the British Colonial Service in Malaya and Brunei Then he had a collapse and the story gets complicated But I like the first cool version AB told which was that he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour and given a year to live Since as you know he lived a further 33 years we may conclude the doctors were not entir

  5. says:

    In the near future in an Utopian socialist country England where everyone has to work except the ill or old whether the job makes any sense or not a group of teenagers like to party without limits at night Alex the leader George 2nd in command Pete the most sane and the big dim Dim he's good with his boots fun loving kids Your humble narrator Alex will tell this story my brothers First they see an ancient man

  6. says:

    A classic probably a bit overrated book and one of the rare cases in which I would say that the movie is better than the book The most unnecessary thing was to add an extra chapter at the end that took the flow logic and atmosphere out of the

  7. says:

    437 A Clockwork Orange – Anthony BurgessA Clockwork Orange is a dystopian novel by English writer Anthony Burgess published in 1962

  8. says:

    Rebellion can take on many forms and in A Clockwork Orange it takes on the form of language the spoken word All societies have their constraints though breaking through them is often difficult What the “poor” disaffected youth do here is create their own system of communication that is so utterly theirs Every word carries history and by destroying such words the youngster are proposing a break from tradition they a

  9. says:

    This book was sweet The way russian was used to show the distopian future was one of the coolest literary devices I have see

  10. says:

    Like many I suppose I saw Kubrick's film long ago without having read the book until now Part punk rock version of Finnegans Wake part scalding criticism of UK society in the 50s Burgess' dystopian Center is a real horrorsh

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