Friday, February 26, 2010
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A horrorshow experience reading this one. I thought the movie was twisted, but the novel may be even more messy. By now you might be able to tell that I enjoy reading authors that have the ability to create worlds and words that no one else could imagine, even if those worlds happen to be horrifically violent. From the introduction, Burgess makes it clear that he does not consider this his best work, but, for better or worse, it is the one with which everyone associates him. It has me wondering how Alex's society got to the point that it did and how quickly our own moves in that direction. Terrifying.