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  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Burgess puts on his linguists hat for this foray into the realm of the surreal, not-so-distant future. We know he has succeeded when we find ourselves rooting for the bad guy. Also, one of Stanley Kubrick's most controversial films. Read full review

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User Review  - evilmoose - LibraryThing

Listening to the audiobook was a great choice for this. Another one where I'd seen in the movie (back in 1998? 1999?) but hadn't read the book. Tried once before but was overwhelmed by the invented ... 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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