A Clockwork Orange

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Penguin Books Limited, Aug 4, 2011 - Fiction - 176 pages
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In this nightmare vision of a not-too-distant future, fifteen-year-old Alex and his three friends rob, rape, torture and murder - for fun. Alex is jailed for his vicious crimes and the State undertakes to reform him - but how and at what cost?

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User Review  - soniaandree - LibraryThing

It is a very puzzling and interesting dystopian novel: the main character, Alex, leads a life of violence with his 'droogs' (i.e. fellow teenager friends) and is finally caught. He uses a special ... Read full review

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User Review  - ca.bookwyrm - LibraryThing

I finished this book, but it felt like an obligation to do so. I did not enjoy it. It feels like the kind of book you're not supposed to enjoy, though. It felt like a morality tale. Yes, I suppose at ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Anthony Burgess was born in Manchester in 1917. From 1954 to 1960 he was stationed in Malaysia as an education officer - during this time he started writing The Malayan Trilogy. Diagnosed with an unoperable brain tumour in 1959, Burgess became a full-time writer and went on to write a book a year up until his death in 1993. His many works include: The Complete Enderby, Tremor of Intent, The Kingdom of the Wicked and A Clockwork Orange.

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