A long time ago, in a galaxy far too familiar, I worked on a fantasy / sci-fi novel that was, (I hope) imaginative, but was also, (I admit), inept. 1,428 more words
Tags » A Clockwork Orange
Lynn Crosbie, 2018, 339 pp.
Of all the books I’ve read during this project, Lynn Crosbie’s Chicken is definitely the strangest. Vulgar and brash, it’s a lurid first-person exploration of a middle-aged actor’s life of booze, sex, and fame, yet, as you delve deeper, the novel emerges as a biting satire of fame and the immorality that goes with the picture. 409 more words
In an England of the future, Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and his “Droogs” spend their nights getting high at the Korova Milkbar before embarking on “a little of the old ultraviolence,” while jauntily warbling “Singin’ in the Rain.” After he’s jailed for bludgeoning the Cat Lady to death, Alex submits to behavior modification technique to earn his freedom; he’s conditioned to abhor violence. 39 more words
This book is probably a classic, and one that I think a lot of people should read. But before we delve into the book itself, I’d just like to point out that Anthony Burgess used to live in Malta and that he left because the clergy pissed him off, and if that isn’t one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard I don’t know what is. 415 more words