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A Clockwork Orange


"A Clockwork Orange" is the daring and electrifying book by Anthony Burgess that inspired one of the most notorious films ever made, beautifully ... Show synopsis

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Clockwork Orange (watch the movie instead)

by CBruns on Aug 28, 2010

I saw the movie pictures and review in Playboy magazine back when it first came out when I was young. I then saw the movie when I was much older and then wanted to read and see what differences there where in the two. The movie is basically the narration of the book except for the part with the body ... More


the 21st chapter

by Leon337 on Apr 8, 2010

I read clockwork Orange years ago and loved the slang gang talk. What I was looking for here was the 21st chapter that was not in any of the U.S. published versions. For those who don't know, Burgess wrote the final chapter after there were reports of copycat gang violence said to be instigated by ... More

by Maggy on Apr 15, 2009

A friend recommended this book to me, and I very much enjoyed it. At first, it was difficult to follow, due to the author's way of telling the story in Nadsat (slang used by teenagers in the novel), but, after I found a glossary of the words, it was a lot easier to read. The story is powerful, perhaps ... More


A magnificent book

by Alissa on Mar 7, 2009

A Clockwork Orange is a frightening and disturbing look at a world that does not yet exist, told by a narrator who speaks in a slang-filled voice. The book grabs hold of you on page one and does not let go. It is a magnificent book. I suppose it falls under the genre heading of dystopian literature ... More



by Selina on Oct 21, 2007

Burgess wrote this novel in the slang of the future. The author chose to use a lot of Roma(Gypsy) slang. The distinctive voice of Alex draws the reader in. Alex is cruel and extremely violent. Burgess also did a fine job of turning Alex into a victim. The book is better than the movie. The last chapter ... More

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