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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

 
 
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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
by A Rawson (Staff) - Thursday, 15 January 2015, 11:46 PM
 

This book has been on my 'To Read' list for quite a long time and, having now read it, I am quite annoyed that I didn't put it higher on my list of reading priorities.

I am pleased to see this book on the A-Level syllabus for English at present but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone younger than that. The film was banned for a reason, although it isn't the reason that most people think!

This book is not for the faint hearted and requires not a small amount of mental and linguistic gymnastics to follow the slang used by the first person narrator.

When my glazzies viddied the horrorshow words on the page, my rot hung wide open (see what I mean?)