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    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 descr

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    How to review an infamous book about which so much has already been said By avoiding reading others’ thoughts until I’ve written mineThere

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    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 violenceAs disturbingly good as this

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    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 t

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    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 l

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    A classic probably a bit overrated book and one of the rare cases in which I would say that the movie is better than the book The most unnecessary thing was to add an extra chapter at the end that took the flow logic and atmosphere

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    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 تاریخ نخستی

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    Rebellion can take on many forms and in A Clockwork Orange it 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 tradit

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    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

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    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 n

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The state undertakes to reform Alex to redeem him the novel asks At what costThis edition includes the controversial last chapter not published in the first edition and Burgess's introduction A Clockwork Orange Resucked 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

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A Clockwork Orange

A vicious fifteen year old droog is the central character of this classic In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future where criminals take over after dark the story is told by the central character Alex who talk 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 about violence per se Rather it s an exploration of the morality of free will Of whether it is better to choose to be bad than to be conditioned to be good Of alienation and how to deal with the excesses to which such alienation may lead And ultimately of one man s decision to say goodbye to all that At least in the UK version The American version on which Stanley Kubrick s film adaptation was based ends on a less optimistic note In short it s a novella of ideas which just happens to contain a fair bit of violenceIt is also uite an artistic and linguistic achievement Those who have seen the film will know that Alex the anti hero and his droogs friends speak a made up language full of Russian loanwords Shakespearean and Biblical influences and Cockney rhyming slang Initially this nadsat language was nearly incomprehensible to me and my first response to it was bad I found myself cursing Burgess telling him that it wasn t fair to put his readers through something like that If I want to read an incomprehensible book I ll read Finnegans Wake thank you very much However Burgess takes great care to introduce his new words in an understandable way so after a few pages I got the hang of the nadsat lingo and after a few pages I actually began to enjoy it because I m enough of a linguist to go in for that sort of thing I found myself loving the Russian loanwords rejoicing when I recognised a German loanword among them and enjoying the Shakespearean uality of Alex dialogues I finished the book with an urgent wish to learn Russian and read Shakespeare I doubt many readers will respond to the book in that way not everyone shares my enthusiasm for languages and classical stuff but my point is you ll get used to the lingo and at some point you ll begin to admire it because for one thing Burgess is awfully consistent about it and for another it just sounds so damned good I mean if you re going to come up with a new word for crazy you might as well choose bezoomny right Because it actually sounds mad Doesn t itAnyhow there s to A Clockwork Orange than just philosophical ideas and linguistic pyrotechnics The writing itself is unexpectedly lyrical and not just when it deals with violence Some of the most beautiful passages in the book deal with music More specifically classical music because for all his wicked ways Alex has a passion for classical music He particularly adores Beethoven an adoration I happen to share I came away from the book thinking I might consent to becoming Alex devotchka woman wife simply because he is capable of getting carried away by Beethoven s Ninth and hates having it spoilt for him He s cultured is Alex and while his culturedness obviously does not eual civilisation and goodness a point he himself is uick to make it does put him a notch above the average hooligan It s the apparent dichotomy between Alex tastes in art and his taste for violence which makes him such an interesting protagonist and which keeps you following his exploits to their not entirely believable but good conclusionIn short then A Clockwork Orange is an excellent book a bit challenging at first but gripping and interesting and full of style and ideas Not many books can claim as much

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S 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 A Clockwork PDFEPUB or And when 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 into a major depression Get drunk and stay drunk Buy a Harley davidson Not if you were Anthony Burgess Uxorious regard for his wife s future security bade him to place his arse on a chair in the unpleasing English seaside town of Hove and type out five and a half novels in the one year left to him which he later pointed out was approximately euivalent to E M Forster s entire lifetime output And the last of these five completed novels was A Clockwork Orange No mean featSo this little novel should be on everyone who hasn t read it s must read list It s a real hoot and it s absolutely eerie in its predictions about youth culture and recreational drug use It s also very famous for its hilarious language all those malenky droogs horrorshow devotchkas and gullivers and lashings of the old in out in out the reader must be warned that it s very catching and you will for sure begin boring all your friends and family about tolchocking the millicents and creeching on your platties and suchlike They ll give you frosty looks and begin avoiding you at the breakfast table but you won t be able to help it In extreme cases they might smeck your grazhny yarbles and that will definately shut you up Reminds me of the old joke where the doctor says to the guy I m sorry to say you only have three minutes to live Guy says Isn t there anything you can do for me Doctor says I could boil you an egg