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A Clockwork Orange

This zonk was ringliddy foodla and I couldn’t stop nopping the doodlewotsit.

A great idea written in gibberish is still gibberish. The real shame is, when you wade through the drivel (or ‘Nadsat’), there’s actually a very interesting concept. 371 more words

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Jonathan Meades - the Plagiarist in the Kitchen

The tributes to AA Gill who died earlier this year tended to focus on his humour, his famous rudeness, and his ability to write movingly about those on the margins of life. 852 more words

Film And TV

Books I Probably Should Have Read...

As a voracious reader, I have always been aware that there are several (hundred) tomes which I should have read already, but haven’t.  I’m almost entirely sure that most readers have the same problem.  1,047 more words

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Rating: 2.5 Stars

“What’s it going to be then, eh?”


15-year-old Alex enjoys classical music, leading his small gang of droogs and committing ultra-violence: robbery, rape, torture and murder.

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Science Fiction

Authors on Adaptations: Love-Hate Relationships

Dear readers, Happy Easter!

While it would be easy to make a list of films based on the Bible today, I would hate to be so predictable. 725 more words


A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess’ 1962 novel A Clockwork Orange follows Alex, a young boy who constantly finds trouble with his “droogs” until getting caught and ultimately becoming involved in an experiment that questions the morality surrounding free will. 457 more words


Throwback Thursday: 'A Clockwork Orange' (1971)

Alex (Malcolm McDowell) gets interrogated by the police, before he begins his prison sentence. 6 more words