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A Clockwork Orange- Nadsat Dictionary

Having recently read A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, I found myself having to look up some of the words in the book. I found several Nadsat dictionarys online, however some were missing some words, I have therefore filled in the gaps. 457 more words

Reading

Nothing Like the Sun by Anthony Burgess (1964)

loving is all fear: from loving to losing is but the change of a letter.

This is a fictional depiction of Shakespeare’s passions and ambitions, his loves and losses, and fills in some of the gaps in his ‘missing’ years. 331 more words

Novels

Slumberland

“Laugh and the world laughs with you,
snore and you sleep alone.”
Anthony Burgess

Recently I’ve been going to bed earlier and earlier. I’m working on not staying up so late, so that I can get an early start on my day. 303 more words

LIFE

A Clockwork Orange all about that Ultra Violence

Oh man… I’m glad that I was warned about the slang of this book.  I started reading this book having no idea what it was about or having watched the movie.  694 more words

Book Review

Playlist for the Dead - Michelle Falkoff

Firstly, apologies for how late this post is, my books came yesterday. But it is exciting to have new books, and there should be another post up tomorrow/ Tuesday. 471 more words

Literature

A hut on chicken legs?

“If you can accept that a hut can walk on chicken’s legs, you are not surprised at what can be done with a spaceship”

– Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange… 64 more words

Commonplace

A Dead Man in Deptford by Anthony Burgess (1993)

I believe in the power of words.

This book is Burgess’s take on the life and death of Christopher Marlowe (among his many works of fiction Burgess also wrote ‘bio-fics’ of Jesus and Keats).  382 more words

Novels