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Personal journeys: 2 posts about writing Not Quite Lost and memoir - Joanna Penn and Clare Flynn

Well that headline was a mouthful, but these two posts share a common theme.

I’m at The Creative Penn today talking about the process of turning a set of personal diaries into a book for outside readers. 150 more words


A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange (1972)

Dir. Stanley Kubrick

Written by: Stanley Kubrick (from the novel by Anthony Burgess)

Starring: Malcolm McDowell

Some months ago, when writing about… 1,573 more words


“Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare.”

-Anthony Burgess


I Will Never Read A Bad Book Again

The First Deadly Sin – Lawrence Sanders

Being recommended a book is always a risky proposition. Add being given a book to read and you’re in even worse shape. 1,109 more words

Book Review

The Necessity of Evil and A Clockwork Orange

        In the history of philosophy of religion, one of the most unyielding points of arguments inimical to God’s existence is the existence of evil. Across sacred texts and cultures of theistic beliefs, the essential quality of the being called ‘God’ is almost indistinguishable. 2,151 more words

A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess

I think this is going to be my most negative post so far…

A Clockwork Orange has a lot of hype surrounding it; The Guardian describes it as an ‘essential novel for any teenager’, The New York Times say it is ‘A brilliant novel’, and The Telegraph credit is as a ‘Modern masterpiece.’ I, sadly, do not agree as such. 361 more words