A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess

So I decided to read this book because everyone was raving about it. But I knew absolutely nothing about it except that everyone says it’s SO good.

So I start reading it. But I don’t understand it. At first I thought there was something wrong with the e-book, like it malfunctioned or something.

Then I find out it’s supposed to be that way. Anthony Burgess uses NADSAT language: a mixture of Cockney Slang and Russian words. Which I love, because it sounds so nonsensical. My new favourite words are: bezoomny (mad), Bog (God), appypolly loggy (apology), gulliver (head), eggiweg (egg), horrorshow (good), oddy-knocky (lonesome), razdrez (upset).

I loved the way how he made himself a character in the story.

What is a clockwork orange?
I get the clockwork part, not so much that it is orange?

The book/story takes place in a dystopian future world where the youth is prone to violence or “ultra-violence” and the parents are blubbering idiots.

First published: 1962

Rating: 5/5

I watched the trailer of the movie, but it looks very disturbing. I don’t know if I am brave enough to watch it.

Amazon.com: A Clockwork Orange eBook: Burgess, Anthony: Kindle Store

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I am a 30-year-old (23 at heart) who loves anything nonsensical

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