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A beautifully sculpted commentary on free will

A Clockwork Orange-a very naughty boy gets sent to the naughty step.

In my first return to The List for two months is Anthony Burgess’ infamous classic, complete with notorious nadsat. 669 more words


Quote of the day

Today’s quote is…

“Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him?” (Anthony Burgess)­–A Clockwork Orange… 94 more words


Quote of the day

Today’s quote is…

“A man who cannot choose ceases to be a man” (Anthony Burgess)-A Clockwork Orange

In context, the quote is referring to (spoilers) the state’s attempts to reform our young delinquent Alex, who the novel follows. 17 more words


A Movie Tie-In

Looking to Books has had a fun time following Doc Sportello in Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice, following clue after clue while manipulating his readers through the character’s own haze. 103 more words

100 Greatest Novels: A Clockwork Orange

Number sixty-five of the 100 greatest novels has been my favorite book since high school. Recommended to me by the school librarian, I couldn’t even start to guess how many times I’ve read it since then. 877 more words


Laranja Mecânica - Anthony Burgess

O que mais me chocou durante a leitura de Laranja Mecânica foi o fato de que o que está naquelas páginas é o que nossa realidade está se tornando. 471 more words


Top 5 Books with Dark/Creepy Plots (Friday the 13th)

In honour of Friday the 13th, I decided to discuss my top 5 books with dark and creepy plots! Let’s jump right to it!

House of Leaves by Mark Z. 1,464 more words