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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
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Dec 29, 09

bookshelves: never-finished, fiction

What the hell?! I just started this book and I had to put it down after 3 pages. Here's an except from just the first page.

"The Korova Milkbar was a milk-plus mesto, and you may, O my brothers, have forgotten what these mestos were like, things changing so skorry these days and everybody very quick to forget, newspapers not being read much neither. Well, what they sold there was milk plus something else. They had no licence for selling liquor, but there was no law yet against prodding some of the new veshches which they used to put into the old moloko, so they could peet it with vellocet or synthemese or drencrom or one or two other veshches which would give you a nice quiet horror show fifteen minutes admimiring Bog and All His Holy Angels and Saints in your left shoe with lights all over your mozg."

It goes on and on like this with all these silly made up words. How is any person supposed to read this book? Was Burgess drunk when he wrote this?
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