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A Clockwork Orange The only American edition of the cult classic novel A vicious fifteen year old droog is the central character of this classic In Anthony Burgess s nightmare vision of the future where the crimin

  • Title: A Clockwork Orange
  • Author: Anthony Burgess
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  • Page: 450
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A Clockwork Orange By Anthony Burgess, The only American edition of the cult classic novel.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 pathologThe only American edition of the cult classic novel.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.

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    1. A Clockwork Orange is one of those books which everyone has heard of but which few people have actually read mostly, I think, because it is preceded by a reputation of shocking ultra violence I m not going to deny here that the book contains violence It features lengthy descriptions of heinous crimes, and they re vivid descriptions, full of excitement Burgess later wrote in his autobiography I was sickened by my own excitement at setting it down Yet it does not glorify violence, nor is it a book [...]

    2. How to review an infamous book about which so much has already been said By avoiding reading others thoughts until I ve written mine.There are horrors in this book, but there is beauty too, and so much to think about The ends of the book justify the means of its execution, even if the same is not true of what happens in the storyOK vs FILMI saw the film first, and read the book shortly afterwards Usually a bad idea, but in this case, being familiar with the plot and the Nadsat slang made it easi [...]

    3. This book was sweet The way russian was used to show the distopian future was one of the coolest literary devices I have seen Because I was so enthralled by it, I often read parts than once to make sure I was getting the meaning right Everyone should read this book, and then read it again to make sure they got it.

    4. In 1960 Anthony Burgess was 43 and had written 4 novels and had a proper job teaching in the British Colonial Service in Malaya and Brunei Then he had a collapse and the story gets complicated But I like the first cool version AB told, which was that he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour and given a year to live Since as you know he lived a further 33 years, we may conclude the doctors were not entirely correct However the doctor tells you you have a year to live what do you do Lapse [...]

    5. What s it going to be then, eh A linguistic adventure, O my brothers I had seen the Kubrick film and so reading the novella was on the list I very much enjoyed it, was surprised to learn that American publishers and Kubrick had omitted the crucial last chapter that provides some moral denouement to the ultra violence.As disturbingly good as this is, one aspect that always comes back to me is Burgess creation of and use of the Nadsat language This provides color and mystery to the narrative and i [...]

    6. Rebellion can take on many forms and inA Clockwork Orangeit takes on the form of language the spoken word All societies have their constraints, though breaking through them is often difficult What the poor disaffected youth do here is create their own system of communication that is so utterly theirs Every word carries history, and by destroying such words the youngster are proposing a break from tradition they are proposing something new This idea is captured when they attack the bourgeoisie pr [...]

    7. In the near future, in an Utopian socialist country, England, where everyone has to work except the ill or old , whether the job makes any sense, or not, a group of teenagers like to party without limits, at night Alex, the leader, George 2nd in command, Pete the most sane and the big dim, Dim, he s good with his boots, fun loving kids Your humble narrator, Alex, will tell this story my brothers First they see an ancient man, leaving the library carrying books, very suspicious, nobody goes there [...]

    8. A favourite of my late teens, still a favourite now The brutality of male blooming and the private patois of our teenhood splattered across this brilliant moral satire, abundant in vibrant, bursting language and a structural perfection Shakespearean, dammit Goddamn Shakespearean nadsat is second only to the language in Riddley Walker for a perfectly rendered invented language that is consistent within the novel s own internal logic This book is musical This book sings, swings, cries and rages O [...]

    9. This is a dark, compelling read with massive amounts of violent acts and imagery that run throughout the novel They are definitely vividly described but in one way the violence is slightly censored with the use of the nadsat language, a language teenagers use in the novel The book doesn t promote violence but instead explores the idea of violence entwined with youth and the morality of free will The nadsat language is a little confusing and irritating at the start but with the help of an online [...]

    10. I m updating this after reading Burgess autobiography, You ve Had Your Time He did write the book after WWII he was a pilot While he was away, his wife claimed that she had been gang raped by four American GIs who broke into their home Burgess wavers in his belief of this event taking place the perpetrators were never found He also frequently accuses his wife of cheating on him and expresses an intense desire to cheat on her with younger women He also spends a great deal of time slamming Stanley [...]

    11. El 2017 ha sido el a o que dediqu en parte a leer varios cl sicos y novelas contempor neas que me faltaban, como El guardi n entre el centeno de J.D Salinger, Robinson Crusoe de Daniel Defoe, El inspector de Nik lai G gol, Cr nica del p jaro que da cuerda al mundo de Haruki Murakami, La ca da de Albert Camus, Resurrecci n de Lev Tolst i, Los viajes de Gulliver de Jonathan Swift, La piedra lunar de Wilkie Collins y muy especialmente Don Quijote de la Mancha de Miguel de Cervantes y el Finnegans W [...]

    12. Like many I suppose, I saw Kubrick s film long ago without having read the book until now Part punk rock version of Finnegans Wake, part scalding criticism of UK society in the 50s, Burgess dystopian Center is a real horrorshow in a non ACO interpretation of the word of violence Alex is a terrifying character every bit as evil as the Joker or Anton Chigurh whose state sponsored brainwashing is equally disturbing The prison chaplain s pleas for free choice tend to exemplify the theme of the book [...]

    13. I read this as part of a reading challenge I ve never seen the movie either, and now that I ve read it, I don t think I want to.This is what it would take to make me watch a movie that includes this as a scene.It s really hard to review this book because it has been studied, picked apart, and written about for years and years So, I m going to approach it as I would any book what an average American shlub thinks about it No scholarly dissertation, no thesis, no talking about the symbolism Just ho [...]

    14. Freude, sch ner G tterfunken, Tochter aus Elysium,A Clockwork Orange That title has stuck to my mind for a big part of my life, without ever making sense to me The only image I had in association with these words, not having seen the movie but only some references to it, was a guy forced to keep his eyes open, forced to watch horrible images of extreme violence accompanied with music so loud it made his ears bleed I could not make sense of that title, oh no I was afraid of that title and of the [...]

    15. Loved this Had to print off a dictionary for the slang but eventually found I didn t need one as I quickly picked up on the language.Very disturbing.

    16. The intro to this book made me awfully sad, even so when I loved the book The fact that this was perhaps Anthony Burgess most memorable piece and that he was so ambivalent about it kind of twists my stomach in knots It s why I felt so guilty giving it a perfect 5 star rating, but I really had no choice I thought it was brilliant The entire book had me emotionally attached I felt angry at the world surrounding Alex and despised almost all he encountered while gnawing at the back of my mind was t [...]

    17. The American Review At times, I find beauty in dissonance Take, for example, my eclectic music collection I have my share of soothing music new age, quiet electronica, and so forth I have some popular mainstream music, mostly from the 80s Some funk, some reggae, ska, a bit of trance and techno Yes, there s the heavy metal, punk, classic rock from my youth, and even a little progressive death metal And, amongst it all, a good dose of 20th century classical pieces by such composers as George Crumb [...]

    18. What s it going to be then, eh That was me, that is your humble commentator, sitting down to pass my glazzies over a book eemyaed A Clockwork Orange I d sobirated from the biblio I was ready to be tolchocked in my litso, to have my mozg pried out of my gulliver, to feel that sickening drop in the yarbles when falling from a great tower block I expected to be preached to by that nadmenny veck A Burgess in all his high goloss I expected to loathe Alex and all his malenky malchick droogs But by Bog [...]

    19. How many times in a day do we hear Be Yourself, I am what I am, and all those statutory reminders calling upon our self control, decision making, and ever active inner agent which is none other than the entity that makes us us When we grow up, we are all constantly being told or reminded or warned to find our own place in the society, not to get lost in the crowd, and most importantly, to be become what we always want to be become And it is the choices we make during moral dilemmas diversifies u [...]

    20. Pues al final me ha gustado m s de de que esperaba El gran problema que he tenido con este libro aparte del glosario es que odio la violencia y m s si es gratuita.

    21. Hmmm This is going to be a challenge because I find A Clockwork Orange a tricky book.I ll start by saying that last week I read Prince of Thorns, a book about a 14 years old boy Jorg who kills, rapes and does pretty much everything he wants This book is about a 15 years old boy Alex who rapes, kills and does pretty much everything he wants And to think people found Jorg disturbing Jorg has a reason and a goal Alex is just heck if I know what he s about I guess he s just enjoying himself until he [...]

    22. This book is incredible The themes of the story are still as relevant as they were then Ethics, morality, choice, are still important topics that are discussed regularly throughout life I m aware of the controversial nature of this book due to the violence that takes place but after reading it, I can t help but wonder if part of the reason it was banned was due to the probably sadly and worryingly quite accurate depiction of governments This is a very thought provoking read.The character of Alex [...]

    23. Below is a stream of consciousness report of each part of the book Part 1 What the hell People actually like this book Like, this is considered one of the best books of the twentieth century by real people Is anything really going to happen or is this guy and his droogs just going to wander the streets committing random acts of violence Thank God the violence is depicted with these silly words to make it cartoonish and silly, but, man, this this is insane Oh wait, a malchick isn t a woman Malch [...]

    24. Let me start off that this book has been sitting on my bookshelf, unread, since my husband came back from California a few years ago He hasn t even read the book, but insisted on having it I guess Heath Ledger read this book to figure out how to play the Joker By and by curiosity has struck me into reading it.Well this book is horribly good I was between 4 and 5 stars, but the violence made me cringe Which is a good thing to make a book so vivid in the writing, but mentally I was not prepared Th [...]

    25. I believe that we should read only those book that bite and sting us If a book we are reading does not rouse us with a blow to the head, then why read it Because it will make us happy, you tell me My God, we would also be happy if we had no books, and the books that make us happy we could, if necessary, write ourselves What we need are books that affect us like some really grievous misfortune, like the death of one whom we loved than ourselves, as if we were banished to distant forests, away fr [...]

    26. Karly *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)* says:

      DISCLAIMER If you HAVE NOT seen the movie, there will be spoilers There is a darkness in the world For the most part that darkness is kept locked down, chained within the breast of the beast, forced to co exist with and focus on the goodness Whether this be by fear of reperucission or a personal desire to force it away depends on the person it lives within Sometimes the chains, the rules and the fear are not enough Sometimes the beast wins it s freedom into the world In Anthony Burgess sA Clockw [...]

    27. 437 A Clockwork Orange Anthony BurgessA Clockwork Orange is a dystopian novel by English writer Anthony Burgess, published in 1962 Set in a near future English society featuring a subculture of extreme youth violence, the teenage protagonist, Alex, narrates his violent exploits and his experiences with state authorities intent on reforming him The book is partially written in a Russian influenced argot called Nadsat 2002 1381 211 9649040633 20 1389 .

    28. I had been avoiding this book for several reasons The first of these was perhaps the weighty reputation this book has for being shocking and controversial I was slightly afraid that the book wouldn t be as monumental as it had been built up as The second was my initial exposure to the Kubrik film based on this book Even the most blase 14 year old will have a strongly negative reaction to the film the exact response it was intended to elicit, I m sure Finally, this book seemed to be a poltergeist [...]

    29. In a dystopian future, a gang of youngsters lead by a psycho go about pillaging, murdering and raping The leader is caught and undergoes psychological conditioning so that he can t do violence any It effectively makes him a vegetable, taking away all the faculties that make him human.The story is narrated in a nearly unintelligible slang called Nadsat, and is full of scenes of obscene violence.The book is beautiful.This is the genius of Anthony Burgess.

    30. .This novel without a doubt contains the most weird English Vocabulary i ve ever read, It s unique from this aspect Also some sentence structure are very strange and in the same time beautiful Along with this language distinction, the black humor of every single sentence in Burgess narration on Alex s tongue are unique and beautiful.The 4 and not 5 stars because of the last chapter which spoil every thing about the novel s beauty, I advice any reader to cancel it or at least read it after a [...]

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