Any Old Iron

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Pocket Books, 1990 - Fiction - 373 pages
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User Review  - Aug Stone - Goodreads

Up there with Burgess' better novels. Having read a lot of Burgess, you start to see some of the same things coming up again, especially when he's trying to pass on knowledge/trivia. Little things ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amy Bermudez - Goodreads

I read this book when it came out about 20 years ago. So glad I chose to re-read it. While it's challenging reading early morning during my train commute, it's such a rich, complex, layered story about such an interesting family and time in history. Read full review


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About the author (1990)

Anthony Burgess was born in 1917 in Manchester, England. He studied language at Xaverian College and Manchester University. He had originally applied for a degree in music, but was unable to pass the entrance exams. Burgess considered himself a composer first, one who later turned to literature. Burgess' first novel, A Vision of Battlements (1964), was based on his experiences serving in the British Army. He is perhaps best known for his novel A Clockwork Orange, which was later made into a movie by Stanley Kubrick. In addition to publishing several works of fiction, Burgess also published literary criticism and a linguistics primer. Some of his other titles include The Pianoplayers, This Man and Music, Enderby, The Kingdom of the Wicked, and Little Wilson and Big God. Burgess was living in Monaco when he died in 1993.

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