Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Review: A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another day, another book which is part of Goodreads 100 books to read list and another book which made an iconic movie possible, I haven't watched the movie somehow so far and would be able to watch it now having read this book. This is a dystopian novel set in terrifying version of England where violence rules and young guys go around hitting and robbing people for fun and enjoyment. So as it's ought to do, combination of stupid hijinks and some betrayal sees our narrator in jail with a long punishment to endure.

Alex comes to know about a revolutionary technique which might allow him an early release from jail, this is a technique which claims to cure violent tendencies in the criminals to ensure that rather than costing the country by staying in jail they can go out and be regular lawful citizens. But this treatment affects Alex that he can't see any violent act now. And now he is a non-violent person in a violent world. What would happen now.

If you watched the movie or heard about the book, you might have heard about all the slang words used here and that made difficult to follow the book in the beginning but by the mid way through most of the slangs were understandable. This is wonderful book which asks some important questions and demands answers.

Do pick this book if you haven't read it and then just Keep on Reading .

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