A Clockwork Orange
Great Music, it said, and Great Poetry would like quieten Modern Youth down and make Modern Youth more Civilized. Civilized my syphilised yarbles.A vicious fifteen-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic. In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology. A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. When the state undertakes to reform Alex to "redeem" him, the novel asks, "At what cost?" This edition includes the controversial last chapter not published in the first edition and Burgess's introduction "A Clockwork Orange Resucked."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - expatscot - LibraryThing
Well I read it, but I can't say I enjoyed it. Maybe it has something to do with having seen the film a couple of times and the imagery of that being so pervasive, or maybe our morals have moved on ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess is a distopian novel originally published in 1962. The author’s vision of the future is a bleak and disturbing one and the inventive language that he created ... Read full review