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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  61 ratings  ·  5 reviews
J. W. Denham, súbdito británico de mediana edad y morigerados hábitos, se traslada a su país desde el Extremo Oriente, donde reside, con objeto de pasar unas apacibles vacaciones en su pequeña ciudad de origen. Pronto advertirá que esa Arcadia provinciana es un reino corrompido, rebosante de ruindad, pacatería y mezquinas perversiones, suficientes para turbar el ánimo del ...more
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Published 1966 by Ballantine Books (first published 1960)
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MJ Nicholls
A condescending old-colonialist Brit with bags of money returns home to patronise the vulgar working-classes, condescend to a hopeless friend, dangle his money in front of a hopeless poet, leer at a cardboard femme fatale, insult and debase his sister, and condescend to a bumbling oversexed Indian immigrant named (quelle surprise!) Raj. He sets off on his travels again, watching the crazy world from his wry detached English colonial perspective, hopping into bed with his Japanese mistress (despi ...more
Brian Fagan
Burgess is a writer I have more respect for than most others. His dedication to the craft wa unmatched and his output was so great that in one year in the early 1960s he published more books than James Joyce did over his entire career.

Outside of A Clockwork Orange Burgess is a writer that does not get his due. He was unfairly put down for being too prolific. Because he published so much, by merely looking at the statiscical odds, many of his books had to be less than great, mediocre and even fo
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Jan 27, 2008 Diskojoe rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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This is a book that I have read several times before. This is a pre-Clockwork Orange novel that has many of Burgess' themes such as modern English society, the relationship between East/West and Shakespere.
fahad
interesting comic look at the emptiness of modern english life (circa 1960's) and race relations at the time. bonfiglioli-ish.
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Anthony Burgess was a British novelist, critic and composer. He was also a librettist, poet, playwright, screenwriter, essayist, travel writer, broadcaster, translator, linguist and educationalist. Born in Manchester, he lived for long periods in Southeast Asia, the USA and Mediterranean Europe as well as in England. His fiction includes the Malayan trilogy (The Long Day Wanes) on the dying days o ...more
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