It was June-time when I picked up A Clockwork Orange from Waterstones in Glasgow city centre and, truth be told, this outing was a bit of an occasion. 972 more words
‘A Clockwork Orange’, Anthony Burgess’ 1962 dystopian novel, is set in a future of youth violence and a repressive totalitarian government. In a society where brutality seems to be the societal norm, we follow Alex, a fifteen year old boy, in his peak of inhumane and immoral tendencies. 1,194 more words
What’s it to be then Eh?
What is your identity Alex my Droog? Does your soul know your dreams?
From the wet and dark
Arose life anew… 812 more words
BOOK: A Clockwork Orange
AUTHOR: Anthony Burgess
PUBLISHER: Penguin Classics
MY RATING: ★ ★ ★ ★ (4/5)
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Told by the central character, Alex, this brilliant, hilarious, and disturbing novel creates an alarming futuristic vision of violence, high technology, and authoritarianism.