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    A Clockwork Orange

    Post by Shine on Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:57 am

    I suddenly feel the need to read and re-read this book over and over again until I'm fluent in Nadsat.

    Anyway, this is a wonderful book- a satire- and deserves your attention. If you like to read, pick this up QUICK- the movie does very little justice to the book. It's written by Anthony Burgess, if you're curious.

    You'll love the language, if you can pick up on it quickly enough.

    Oh, I'll also note that you'll want to pick up the print with the final chapter, which was written out of the original for being too... Controversial. Really, that last chapter wraps the entire story up in a nice, epic little package. The book is indeed worth reading without it, but it loses a lot of value without that last chapter- I'll note that said chapter was also cut out of the movie, and so you can't expect to see it there.

    A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess. Pick it up quick. Viddy?
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    Re: A Clockwork Orange

    Post by Tobi on Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:09 am

    A Clockwork Orange is a 1962 novel by Anthony Burgess. It tells the dystopian story of a teenage boy Alex, his violent and unlawful lifestyle, the effort of the state to reform him and henceforth the consequences.

    The title is taken from an old Cockney expression, "as queer as a clockwork orange", and alludes to the prevention of the main character's exercise of his free will by the positively conditioned responses to evil feelings. Written from the perspective of a seemingly biased and unapologetic protagonist, the novel also contains an experiment in language: Burgess creates a new speech that is the teenage slang of the not-too-distant future.

    The novel has been adapted for Cinema by Stanley Kubrick and Andy Warhol, adaptations have also been made for television and the stage. As well as inspiring a concept album, the novel and films are referred to in, and have inspired, a number of songs.

    Anyway, why do you only tell us about books with titles as odd as hell?
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    Re: A Clockwork Orange

    Post by Shine on Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:53 pm

    I don't read a lot... Certain titles and recommendations catch my attention better.
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    Re: A Clockwork Orange

    Post by Tobi on Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:25 pm

    Ah, so funny.

    Also, I might read this.

    Sounds...funny?

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