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  • Published: New York : Norton, 1987, c1967.
  • Year Published: 1967
  • Edition: [New American ed.].
  • Description: xiii, 192 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • Lexile: 1310

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  • 0393312836
  • 0393024393

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A clockwork orange

by Burgess, Anthony, 1917-1993.

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Call number: Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor

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Told through a central character, Alex, the disturbing novel creates an alarming futuristic vision of violence, high technology, and authoritarianism. A modern classic of youthful violence and social redemption set in a dismal dystopia whereby a juvenile deliquent undergoes state-sponsored psychological rehabilitation for his aberrant behavior.

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Brilliant - one of my favorite books

Interesting language, interesting storyline, interesting moral questions. Highly recommended for those who love reading (and are fairly good at it) and those who aren't afraid to read some violence and mature content.

Wow

Out of the ordinary and a bit challenging to read, but wow, it's a story that will stick with you. Very interesting and I highly recommend it.

Challenging Read

This book is a challenge to read because of its subject matter and because of the use of dialect and made-up slang for the characters. Once you are into the language of this book, it's hard to break out of it. That makes it a more intense experience overall for what I already consider a pretty intense storyline.

I enjoyed and admired this book as I was reading it, though at times it is extremely discomfiting, it's a very worthwhile experience.

Don't think you know what this novel is about just because you've seen the Stanley Kubrick film. They are both brilliant works, but should be considered very separate from one another.

Surreal

This book was a bit of a challenge to follow at times due to its non-linearness, however I enjoyed it.

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