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Book review: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Since seeing the 1971 film adaptation of this 1960s novel three years ago I’d been wanting to read A Clockwork Orange. However it took me quite some time to get my hands on the book, but, finally, this year, I managed to add it to my bookshelves. 310 more words


Update: ECDP, work placements and stuff

Look at me go! Two updates in a month… I really must get myself back on the blogging bus again. Check back in a month to see whether this has been achieved. 379 more words


46. Earthly Powers, by Anthony Burgess

first published: 1980

edition: Vintage Classics edition, 2004

provenance: purchased from Waterstone’s in pre-travel mania mode

read: early April 2015, on various trains between London and Hampshire… 1,593 more words


A beautifully sculpted commentary on free will

A Clockwork Orangea 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