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#DailyBookQuote 06Feb14 : Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange

#DailyBookQuote : 6th February 2014

Anthony Burgess

–          Anthony Burgess (February 25, 1917 – November 22, 1993)

–          Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange

A vicious fifteen-year-old Droog is the central character of this 1963 classic, whose stark terror was captured in Stanley Kubrick’s magnificent movie of the same title. 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 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, but at what cost?

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