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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
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Jun 05, 2015

it was ok
bookshelves: crime-fiction-and-thrillers, modern-classics, 1001-books-before-you-die
Read from June 15 to 16, 2010

Alex is a teenage hooligan whose life revolves around rape, robbery and assault. Until one day he's caught whilst robbing an old lady and ends up in this kind of corrective programme that's supposed to get rid of his violent urges. By the end of the book he's regained his animalistic urges but then grows out of them and wants to settle down with a family. This book has so much to say on so many levels about society, violence, etc. It proves that no matter what era, the older generation will always complain about the youth of today, forgetting that they were considered such miscreants when they were young. It's about how the government will come up with outrageous schemes to combat crime (ASBO anybody?!) but when they fail they somehow manage to put some kind of spin on it to get positive press and place the blame elsewhere. It's not an amazing piece of literature but, at less than 150 pages, it's one you can easily read to say that you have.
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John Like the thought & effort, disagree w/ the rating.

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