A Clockwork Orange By Anthony Burgess

A Clockwork Orange

By Anthony Burgess

  • Release Date: 2011-08-29
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 302 Ratings

Description

Great Music, it said, and Great Poetry would like quieten Modern Youth down and make Modern Youth more Civilized. Civilized my syphilised yarbles.
A vicious fifteen-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic. In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology. A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. When the state undertakes to reform Alex to "redeem" him, the novel asks, "At what cost?" This edition includes the controversial last chapter not published in the first edition and Burgess's introduction "A Clockwork Orange Resucked."

Reviews

  • fantastic

    5
    By kevn1841
    better than the movie and if you can figure out the slang language then this will be your favorite book
  • Quite Horrorshow

    5
    By SuperPlatypus63
    There's no question, Clockwork is one of the best modern books today. It has an amazing story and the rare ability to make the reader connect with and root for an ultra-violent, murdering rapist. A must read for anyone who enjoys modern, more political literature. And all that cal.
  • Truly amazing book

    5
    By FutureOneirologistOfAmerica
    This book is phenomenal. I finished it in 1 day! I highly recommend it for people 14 and up, the reason being some of the themes are inappropriate and there's a lot of Russian slang that not everyone can piece together what it means. Awesome book!!!
  • Amazing

    5
    By Gamer #23
    No joke this book is something else you easily get hooked from beginning to end Alex is a crazy little droog
  • Very moving!

    5
    By Woodsmanjosh
    Difficult read, but rewarding. A valuable perspective on the human condition.
  • Complex

    4
    By JLG513
    Although not the easiest read I enjoy a challenge. Great story.
  • Fantastic book!

    5
    By momonsterBass
    A must read.
  • Great!

    5
    By Rednalam
    Amazing story. If you've seen the movie and loved it, read the book and realize the movie does this story very little justice.
  • Awesome

    5
    By Tsunami332
    Really enjoyed the movie and enjoyed the book just as much!
  • A Clockwork Orange

    5
    By Martok2112
    I viddied the movie first, many years ago. Was only 12, and saw it on Cinemax, being ignorant of the rich history that accompanies the tale. Didn't known until about three years later just how old the film actually was. For many years of my adult jeenzy, I wanted to viddy the book upon which the cine was based. Never did. It was only recently I was made aware that the book was short a chapter in the American version. Disappointing. So, I lucked out and viddied that the complete novel (with the missing 21st chapter ) was available through iBooks. So, out with the digital pretty polly I made, and bought it I did, relishing every slovo upon so doing. As I read the iBook, I was amazed at how largely faithful starry Kubrick had kept his cine to it. I could slooshy all the characters as I'd slooshied them in the film, and were playing out the dialogue in the cine of my mind. I also recognized some of the liberties that starry Kubrick took with his visual tour de force, and was appreciative of the differences, and how such scenes played out in the novel...as with any good novel upon which an equally good cine is based, this was such as viddying the like director's cut of the story in my mind. And I knew such lovely pictures. Anthony Burgess created a right grazhny, vonny world to place his Humble Narrator, and subject to not only the sinful pleasures that Alex would partake, but also the brutal brainwash that would turn him into an obsequious, helpless sheep, such as the type upon which once upon a time he fillied with. Reading this book was much like viddying the cine based upon it...with just a few more exploits of Alex and his droogies, and the sufferings he endured in his time in the staja, with the Ludovico treatment, and the aftermath. Quite the journey to expeience, viddying it in the ol' gulliver. All in all, a real horrorshow read. If you've viddied the movie, give the book a viddy. You'll love it. :) Your Humble Reviewer, Martok2112