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A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange | Anthony Burgess
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Anthony Burgess's stage play of his infamous cult novel and film of the same name. Alex and his vicious teenage gang revel in horrific violence, mugging and gang rape. Alex also revels in the music of Beethoven. The Gang communicates in a language which is as complicated as their actions. When a drug-fuelled night of fun ends in murder, Alex is finally busted and banged up. He is given a choice - be brainwashed into good citizenship and set free, or face a lifetime inside. Anthony Burgess's play with music, based on his own provocative 1962 novella of the same name, was first published in 1987. A Clockwork Orangewas made into a film classic by Stanley Kubrick in 1971 and was dramatizes by the RSC in 1990.
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AmyG
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CarolynM Great choice! 18h
AmyG @CarolynM Thank you. I remember reading this when I was young and thinking it was so weird. 😜 16h
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Tiffiney
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#7covers7days #covercrush
Day 4

Seven covers in 7 days with no explanation, and tag someone new everyday.
If you haven't already been tagged by someone and would like to play
along, please do!

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ElizaMarie
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 1

@AkashaVampie thanks again for the tag sweetie!

Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation. Tag someone new each day to play along.

@zarareads you are tagged

Tanisha_A This is really cool! 5d
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ValerieAndBooks
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 6

@Hollie have you been tagged yet? Post a cover you love, each day for 7 days. No explanation needed; use the hashtags ☝️

KarenUK Very bold! 😍😍😍 5d
britt_brooke Ooh, great choice! 5d
ValerieAndBooks @KarenUK @britt_brooke I have been wanting this cover for a long time !! I have two other covers, but they just aren‘t as awesome as this one. 5d
Hollie @ValerieAndBooks I haven‘t...but now I‘m off to search my bookshelf for some cover love 💕 5d
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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A Clockwork Orange is not an enjoyable read. I don‘t think that I could recommend it, but simultaneously I wouldn‘t discourage anyone from reading it either. My tl;dr summary would be that everyone is evil, there are no good guys, and everything sucks. If you can accept that reality with a heaping serve of extreme violence then this might be the book for you. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/a-clockwork-orange-anthony-burgess/

TrishB Great summary. I would agree and would never read again. 1mo
Bookwomble Ah, I love this book, for its language and poetry, and for its unflinching look at the ease with which the casual evil of an authoritarian society infects the body of the people. I think it's such a relevant book for the unfortunate direction in which the West seems to be slipping. 1mo
Scochrane26 I have felt like I should read this one but haven‘t yet. May do as audio, which is what I did for One Flew over the Cuckoo‘s nest. (edited) 1mo
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keepingupwiththepenguins @Scochrane26 Would love to hear what you think of it 😍 Steel yourself, though - it's not an easy read, whatever the format! ❤ 1mo
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LiterRohde
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“If he can only perform good or only perform evil, then he is a clockwork orange - meaning that he has the appearance of an organism lovely with colour and juice but is in fact only a clockwork toy to be wound up by God or the Devil.”

#ColorMePretty | 20: #Orange

📷: Made with Typorama

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Exbrarian
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Used bookstore haul of paperback classics.
A Clockwork Orange is in rough condition, but it's one of the early American editions with the missing chapter! All the current printings are restored with the 21st chapter, so it's a bit of a novelty.

IndoorDame I didn't know that about A Clockwork Orange! I have that exact edition. I think it's from one of my parent's bookcases. 3mo
Exbrarian There should be 3 sections of 7 chapters each, but the American edition originally omitted the last chapter. Kubrick made his film after that version. Burgess hated it. @IndoorDame 3mo
IndoorDame @Exbrarian neat! I'll have to find a newer edition and see what I'm missing 3mo
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Moll
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain
1) The Song of Achilles mainly! I'm enjoying it out in the sun and it's so nice to be reading just for fun again😊
2) I really want to read more by Naomi Novik!!
3) Hmm, I think it was A Clockwork Orange!
4) Naomi Novik's 'Uprooted' (she's a fave, can you tell haha)

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kelseynicburke
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1. Leo 🦁
2. Making it through the winter without getting too down 🌻☀️
3. A clockwork orange, I was so confused 😐
4. Working 12-10 🙇‍♀️
5. @carissakauffman
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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larah17
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3 stars

This was a very strange reading experience. The nadsat language really distanced me from the story - I kept having to stop and think about what a certain word meant - but as most of the story was fairly awful subject matter, maybe that was for the best.

#MountTBR2019 12/36
Goodreads 17/52
#BOOKED2019 Food or Beverage on Cover

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TrishB
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#psychokiller #marchintothe70s
Nicked this book from my brothers bedroom when I was about 12 😱😱 have never forgotten it. Can‘t say I actually liked it but it has stayed with me. These are hubby‘s as he does like it....

Tanisha_A Ehh I really want to get to it someday, been on TBR since a long time. A friend read it, and handwrote meanings of the words (in another language) used in it and gave it to me for whenever I read it to keep it handy. 7mo
Cathythoughts Saw the film years ago ... I would say the same thing .. I didn‘t like it , but it stayed with me .... I still remember some of my feelings about it 7mo
TrishB @Tanisha_A I think some of the newer versions have a glossary in them. 7mo
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Tanisha_A @TrishB Oooh nice. I own an older version. ☺️ 7mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts I‘ve read a lot of background on it since and have settled my beef with the author - I understand a lot more about it, but I still wouldn‘t say I like it. The film is brutal too. 7mo
gradcat Agree very much with all...I started the book years ago, but didn‘t finish. I watched the film a couple of times and was not moved, if I‘m honest. 7mo
Lizpixie Its a difficult read for sure. 7mo
Cinfhen Haven‘t read book or seen film...most classics and I don‘t mesh well 🤷🏼‍♀️ 7mo
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Bibliophilia
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Martyn_J_Pass
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keepingupwiththepenguins HA! I literally snorted!!! 1mo
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dxmy
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Day 13: a book with a color in the title #30daybookchallenge

I have yet to read this book, bought it at our town's annual book market last April. It is on the Rory Gilmore reading list, so it has to be read haha!

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Howseldomtheydo
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Cathythoughts Love this pic ! Yum 😋 11mo
LoverofLit This picture is so pretty! 11mo
Howseldomtheydo @Cathythoughts @LoverofLit Thanks! Old fashioned penny candies, that are much more than a penny now 😂 11mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder 😋😋😋 11mo
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BkClubCare
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Will probably start with ACO because... it is the shortest! (Not typically a chunkster-reader) OK, found these at my apt complex commshelf. YAY!! And this is a classic - perhaps ALL are (oh yea of course on the Dreiser) so Win WIN Baby!!!! I have been reading whatever lately and am 3 behind on track for yearly goal. GOTS to get bizzy! Postcard from @amyrabbitt

BarbaraBB They are definitely all classics and I loved 12mo
Velvetfur I'm curious to read A Clockwork Orange one day because I only saw the film for the first time last year! Absolutely loved it, the language used! 😀 12mo
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emilycoc
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It took me a while to get into this book because I had to get used to the language (anyone else know what I mean, raise your hand 🙋🏼‍♀️), but I really quickly became intrigued by Alex's character development and the - let's be honest - torture he went through. For a book I didn't even know I own, this was a good pick.

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emilycoc
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My next read is a book that I honestly didn't know I owned. I must have bought it on Amazon and put it in a "to read" pile and forgot about it, but I found it this morning and am going to check it out! (And yes, that is a Halsbury's underneath it - I was reading that first ?)

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trioxin_sematary
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This is one I'd like to recommend my fellow droogies and devotchka's, it's a fantastic, thought-provoking, horrific, occasionally hilarious and immersive read! 👀

So go get yourself a copy, sit on your oddy knocky, make yourself a cup of chai and give this book a good viddy at! 😉

#aclockworkorange
#book

MsLeah8417 I picked this one up at BookCon in June this year. I hope to read it within the next 6 months. 13mo
nosferatoos This has always been my “the movie is better than the book” hill to die on. But I read the book in high school so maybe it‘s time to revisit. 13mo
Velvetfur I only saw the film for the first time about a year and half ago! But I loved the language used, I should read the book one day for more of that 😊 13mo
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brooke_eliz13 I have tried reading this book but couldn‘t get past the language. Any tips? I felt like I couldn‘t understand what I was reading 13mo
trioxin_sematary @brooke_eliz13 I guess you're supposed to pick it up as the story moves along, there's a glossary in the back of my copy with the words meaning; you should try get this copy if yours doesn't have it. It's a brilliant read. I found the language hilarious, I actually read it for the 1st time; reading the book and simultaneously listening to the audio book and the guys accent was that of Alex and it was one of the funniest thing I've experienced. 😂 13mo
brooke_eliz13 @trioxin_sematary I‘ll have to give that a try! I have a goal to read my way through the banned books list and I couldn‘t get through the first 50 pages of that one, but I really like the movie so I want to concur it! 13mo
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mdm139
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Getting some reading and napping done this lazy Saturday afternoon.

trioxin_sematary Loved this book, it was brutal; but occasionally hilarious! 14mo
mdm139 @trioxin_sematary yes it is, life lesson - don't break into the crazy cat lady's house 14mo
trioxin_sematary @mdm139 😂😂😂👌 14mo
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Dallyboy
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Nadsat really takes the sting out of written violence. But once you have a better idea of it and contextually everything works 😱

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HerlockSholmes
A Clockwork Orange | Anthony Burgess
Pickpick

Burgess' use of language to represent Alex's mental isolation is absolutely fab! It has so many interesting philosophical debates ranging from the religious to the political, and of course the all important question: 'is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him?' Definitely worth a read😄 #aclockworkorange

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
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Jen_Reads
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1. Depends. I like different shades of pink and purple
2. NCIS
3. I had to find a dictionary for the words used. I never finished reading it.
4. I don‘t put anything on it, but I dip in ketchup
5. Calling hours for my aunt tonight and burial tomorrow and then a party at my cousins.

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

knittedgnome I'm sorry for your families loss. 💔 1y
tracey38 So sorry to hear about your loss. 1y
mabell I'm sorry for your loss. 😔❤️ 1y
CouronneDhiver So sorry to hear that. Thinking of you 🙏🏽 1y
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britt_brooke
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How cool is this A Clockwork Orange inspired Three Floyds beer? I didn‘t buy it since I can‘t do milk stout in 85-degree weather, but I ogled it for a minute. 😍

#booksandbrews

vivastory That's awesome! 1y
kristincatastrophic Neat, drink or not I probably would have bought it to keep the bottle 1y
2BR02B @kristincatastrophic I would too! Decorating with liquor bottles is frat boy level tacky af, but this bottle is awesome! 1y
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TheLibrarian Love it! 1y
britt_brooke @kristincatastrophic @2BR02B I would‘ve if it wasn‘t $13 for the 22oz bomber (and if I wasn‘t already buying a bunch of other beer, lol)! 1y
britt_brooke @vivastory @TheLibrarian I kind of regret not buying it! 😬 1y
rather_be_reading gorgeous! 😍 1y
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overtheedge
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# 5 of 100 Classics Challenge
I have seen the movie - several tines- but have never read the book.....I thought I had, but after checking my Book Catalog, I have not.
No time like the present!

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DarkSoulMatexx
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“The important thing is moral choice. Evil has to exist along with good, in order that moral choice may operate. Life is sustained by the grinding opposition of moral entities.”

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ShidotheCat
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Gonna be reading some twisted stuff this coming week. #aclockworkorange #anthonyburgess #undeadgirlgang #lilyanderson

Harley_Quinn How was undead girl gang? 5mo
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Lcsmcat
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My sister gave me this scratch off poster of 100 Essential Novels, and I finally found a frame and started scratching. I‘ve read 42 of them so far. So now my TBR is 58 books longer. 😀

peacegypsy Awesome! 1y
intothehallofbooks This is so cool! 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I have one of these. It's great. Definitely reading books I wouldn't normally. 1y
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Lcsmcat @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Right? I probably wouldn‘t have read A Clockwork Orange if not for this. And it shows me I really need to read more mid-century works! 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Definitely agree. Some of them are hard to get through though. I started some and had to set them aside for later. But they're all important books to read. I'm planning on getting it professionally framed once I complete it, as a reward. 😄🤓 1y
VelvetSpade Very cool!!! 1y
rhea_reads11 Wow... I love them 1y
LizzieChantree What a great idea! 1y
Lcsmcat @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Sometimes you need to wait for the right time to read a book. 1y
mgallo1968 I got this for Christmas 🎄 1y
readinginthedark ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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Lcsmcat
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Because of the film‘s reputation for violence I had avoided this book. I think, however, that there are a couple of things that keep it from being too violent to read. First, when you‘re reading you can filter somewhat how you visualize the story, and second, the use of the made-up slang serves to distance the reader from the graphic nature. Be sure you read the post 1986 version, or one published outside the US to get the important 21st chapter.

readinginthedark Oh, good to know! I didn‘t realize there was an extra chapter! Why is that? 2y
Lcsmcat @readinginthedark It depends o who you ask. 😀 He wrote 21 chapters, which was how it was published in the UK, but his US publisher cut the last chapter. He claimed they told him they wouldn‘t publish it unless he cut that chapter and he needed money so he said OK. The publisher says that it was a weak chapter so they suggested the book would be better without it. At any rate, it was restored in 1986, so check the dates. 👇🏻 2y
Lcsmcat There‘s a NY Times article about it from ‘86 that can be found online if you‘re interested. 2y
readinginthedark Hm...interesting! Thanks, I‘ll look it up! 2y
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Lcsmcat
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I don‘t usually ost quotes from audiobooks because I listen while I drive and by the time I get where I‘m going I can‘t remember it well enough. But this one, it stuck with me. #resist

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Jen_Reads
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#tuesdaytidbits

1. Scary Stories To Tell In the Dark way back when. I don‘t read many scary ones.
2. A Clockwork Orange
3. One Christmas Eve I was driving up to northern Maine alone and it was super late like 11:30pm. I was the only person on the road and hit black ice. I spun in circles and managed to not hit anything and stopped in the lane I was in going the correct way. I never screamed so hard in my life.
4. Anyone who wants to do this can

JenlovesJT47 ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
JoScho I hated Clockwork Orange. There were so many messed up scenes in that movie. 2y
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Lcsmcat
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I‘ve been listening to this on my commute. Not my usual fare, but I‘m trying to read through the 100 books on the poster. I‘m glad I got out of my comfort zone because, as disturbing as the subject matter is, it‘s an amazing book with important ideas to ponder. The author‘s intro is important too, explaining how Chapter 21, which he feels is key, was cut by the US publisher and from the movie, changing the whole arc of the story. Much to ponder.

rabbitprincess Ooh narration by Tom Hollander! 😍 2y
Lcsmcat @rabbitprincess He‘s quite good! Do you know other books he‘s narrated? 2y
rabbitprincess @Lcsmcat He also narrates John le Carré's 2y
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CarolynM
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#ReadingResolutions #Orange

Some of my orange Penguins

batsy 😍 2y
britt_brooke Ooh!! 🧡 2y
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JenlovesJT47
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This is heading to you today @Quasifesto for the #1001bookswap ! 🤓

#bookmail
#GroupH

Quasifesto Awesome cover. I‘m a typography fan. 2y
JenlovesJT47 @Quasifesto found this at the used bookstore for $1! 2y
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Abby-J
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I would read all of these titles reimagined as specific.

https://electricliterature.com/literary-fiction-titles-that-should-be-sci-fi-and...

A Clockwork Orange is my favorite reimagining (even though it was technically already sci-fi)

“A steampunk novel in which our hero must construct The Orange, a secret weapon disguised as a piece of fruit. He wears goggles to do it. The goggles are crucial for some reason.”

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kidamy
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Hour 18: From Page to Screen. #24in48readathon #24in48

I've evolved a lot a person the last few years and that's included taking a hard look at some of my darlings. My response to this comes with mixed feelings, but it's remained a favorite. My second favorite doesn't fare much better (worse, actually); Levin's Rosemary's Baby was directed by Roman Polanski.

Samplergal I tried to read that as a teen. I def want to revisit. 2y
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bookish_wookish
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Hands down this is my favorite #booktomovieadaptation I do love the movie more though! #24in48

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Natetheworld
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It can be fiction or non-fiction. It makes no difference because they share a foundational need for any good story. Character development and the quality of it makes or breaks a book. We may love and/or loathe the character we are reading but we must witness their growth over the course of the book. If we don‘t, then more often than not, a story is a failure.

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kamoorephoto
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My girl @Pennington.K went for the classics in our #DystopianBluesSwap (I definitely didn‘t, so I‘ll be interested to see what Krystal thinks of what I sent her). What was really cute was the way she decorated the box! Books inside were the classics (‘Brave New World‘, ‘Island‘, ‘A Clockwork Orange‘, and ‘The Time Machine‘). Only one I‘ve read is ‘Brave New World‘ a long time ago. Funnily, this is our 2nd matchup! Thank you!!! Hope you like yours!

Soubhiville Oh my gosh, Clockwork Orange is one of my favorites! The language gives me chills! I highly recommend it on audio! 2y
kamoorephoto @Soubhiville I should check that out! I love the movie after all, and have been meaning to read it for a while. Stanley Kubrick was a master with the dialog; it would be interesting to see/hear from all perspectives. 2y
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Brie
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Lmstraubie I love your visuals! 2y
Brie @Lmstraubie Thanks! 2y
Tanisha_A I have this book, need to read it soon! 2y
Brie @Tanisha_A It‘s great, one of my favorites! 2y
Tanisha_A @Brie Soonly soon then! Thankee 😀 2y
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BarbaraBB
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During WWII, Anthony Burgess‘s wife was robbed and raped by a group of US Army deserters. In A Clockwork Orange Burgess is trying to understand what would lead people to do what they did, and to see if he could find any redemption for them.

The result is a book about #EvilFriends (‘droogs‘ in the book‘s slang), raping, and destroying anything.

#TuneInToNovember #1001books

Cinfhen I never knew the plot or backstory of this novel...thanks for posting. Sounds like a tough read?!? 2y
Kalalalatja What @Cinfhen said ☝️ 2y
TrishB I never knew either @Kalalalatja @Cinfhen explains a lot about the book now. Even makes me look at it in a bit of a kinder light. 2y
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TrishB @Cinfhen I found it a very tough read. 2y
batsy I didn't know about the back story. That's fascinating, thanks for sharing. I have been putting off the book and movie because I know it's grim and brutal... 2y
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja @Cinfhen @TrishB @batsy The understanding makes the book a bit more readable but it is still tough! 2y
arlenefinnigan Wow. Did not know that. Makes the idiot hipsters who use the slang to try to sound cool all the worse. 2y
kathedron I will probably put off reading the book indefinitely and won't go anywhere near the movie. I'm curious about the slang, though, droogs and horror-show: why is it Russian-based? 2y
BarbaraBB @River_Voice Burgess spoke many languages (including Russian) and he knew that if he would use the slang of his time (the 1960s) his characters‘ vocabulary would sound outdated in years to come. Therefor he decided to invent his own slang, Nadast, based on Russian and other linguistic elements. 2y
kathedron Ah, I see. Thank you. (I speak Russian...very badly!) 2y
BarbaraBB @River_Voice I was wondering indeed how you know the words are Russian based! How cool that you speak it! Why did you learn to? 2y
Robothugs Nice one! 2y
kathedron That's a long story (with several versions)! 😉 Lately I'm trying to read bilingual editions of Tsvetaeva and Akhmatova. 2y
BarbaraBB @River_Voice very interesting. I should have known before the #booktoteswap 😉😀 2y
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JackOBotts
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Folio Society editions of books are always so gorgeous! #eyecandygiveaway

Happy Birthday, @Kalalalatja - 🎂

Kalalalatja I completely agree! And thank you ☺️ 2y
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britt_brooke
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One of the darkest books I‘ve ever read. It‘s so good, though. The language is brilliant. #dark #noteworthynovember @Jess7

Cathythoughts I remember the movie. 😳😳😳never again ! 2y
britt_brooke @Cathythoughts I‘ve never watched the movie, but I can imagine. The book is intense! 2y
tjwill It‘s been on my TBR a long time but I just never get around to it! 2y
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AlaMich I saw two people dressed as Alex for Halloween, on the same day, last Friday. 2y
britt_brooke @AlaMich That‘s a great costume idea, but not as awesome when there are two, lol 2y
britt_brooke @tjwill It‘s hard to get used to the language, but once you do, it‘s really fascinating, but brutal. I need to reread it sometime. 2y
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MariettaSG
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An excellent book to read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Having known teenagers like Alex and having years later bumped into them at a park pushing their child on a swing is both boggling and expected. If there is no hope for Alex what hope is there for any of us? Freewill, control, violence, language as expression, language as action are all intensely explored in this novel. "What's it going to be then, eh?" I fancy a chai tea. ?

RaimeyGallant Great review! 2y
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MariettaSG
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Part 3, chapter 2, beautifully written hallucinogen drug taking passage where Alex has an outer body experience.

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MariettaSG
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"Each man kills the thing he loves" - this resonates with me, there is an incredibly fine line that can easily be blurred, severed or ignored that moves our love to hate and vice versa.

OwenBanner We'll put 2y
OwenBanner Okay, autocorrect inserted that apostrophe, making that a pretty confusing comment, I'm sure. I meant "well put" 2y
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