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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
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Apr 18, 2009

did not like it
bookshelves: could-not-finish
Read in June, 2001

We watched the film in my second year Russian class, but I couldn't get through the book. Declining the Russian verbs as if they were English words and slapping English plurals on the roots of Russian nouns is incredibly confusing to read when the Cyrillic is transliterated into the Latin alphabet.
Since the characters are such pathetic excuses for human beings, I doubt I could have plowed through the book even if the edition I'd been reading had had a glossary. But I would have a lot gotten farther than I did.

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