A Clockwork Orange

by Anthony Burgess | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0393312836 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSqueakyChuwing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 7/20/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSqueakyChuwing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, July 20, 2020
This is one of 26 books which arrived in a Nordstrom bag in July, 2020, as an anonymous donation to the Little Free Library of Twinbrook ((#7720). Thank you so much!

Journal Entry 2 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, July 20, 2020
I read another copy of this book in 2011. This is what i wrote after i read it...

I enjoyed this book very much. Be forewarned, though, that this book contains the kind of graphic violence that may be off-putting to sensitive readers. Sometimes, when I read fiction containing violence, I say to myself that this is just a story and try to read the narrative without making a value judgment. My daughter did not like this book, nor did she want to finish reading it. I had seen Stanley Kubrick’s movie “A Clockwork Orange”, many, many years ago, but I honestly could not remember anything about the story itself. Now I’d like to see the film again.

Narrated by the ultimate bad boy Alex, a 15-year-old hoodlum in England, the story follows his adventures with fellow “droogs” and what becomes of him after he is caught by the “millicents”. If you don’t understand some of these words, this is bit what the book is like. It is filled with Alex’s “nadsat” vocabulary which becomes easily understandable after following it throughout the book. At times, the newly-coined words seem amusing. In fact, the book is chock full of a very dark humor. I’m not sure how much of this book was written to be tongue-in-cheek or how much to be satire, but I found the story very entertaining and took what was written at litso (face) value. I find it interesting that this book has become a classic. It certainly is unique.

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*** The 2021 April Showers/May Flowers release challenge hosted by GoryDetails. The title of this book contains the word ORANGE.


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