Clockwork Orange, ABurgess, Anthony
This fantasy of urban violence raises questions about society's right to tamper with the individual. UK. [Small font]
Comments from GroupsThose who finished it really enjoyed it.Christchurch 231It was hard going but it certainly stimulated good discussion. Feilding 002 A lot of the group couldn't get past the language but I am pleased that I did. Auckland 157Inaccessible, inpenetrable, violent, not good bedtime reading. Very interesting introduction and notes that did help us understand why it was written and the controversy following the film. Motueka 003
A difficult read with intense slang and language that made it time consuming to understand, and disrupted the flow. But once reading, we found it an interesting story with a hard to like character.
Some chose not to read it, but those of us who did were impressed - thought it very thought-provoking; we were surprised to find that the 'made up' language acted as a filter for the violence, and so didn't find the violence difficult or unpleasant to read.
Everyone enjoyed it - surprisingly! Deep and interesting discussion.