Saturday, January 06, 2007

A Clockwork Orange

I just finished reading A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess and I would recommend it. If you decide to read it, be prepared for a rip roaring ride of emotions and strange slovos (words). At times, it can be difficult to stomach and after the second chapter, I was ready for the main character to be killed off. (I'd have tolchoked his merzky litso all on my oddy knocky, oh my brothers, 'til the krovvy flowed real horrorshow and his zoobies come all out.) There are some comic moments, (it can be a malankey bit silly) but at it's core, this book explores the deep topics of morality and free will (and all that cal). I've never viddied the movie, but I tend to think that it wouldn't come off so well. Some things just work better in print.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Jeff,
I read "CO" around my junior year in high school. I stayed up all night and read the book in one sitting (really the only way to do it since once you get in the "droogy flow" it's difficult, after putting it down, to recapture). I walked around most of the next day thinking and speaking in droogy. My classmates thought I'd gone over the edge except for a few who wanted some of the same stuff I had scored.

Jeffrey Scudder said...

Ah reading all in one sitting. I really think it's the best way to go. If only we didn't get tired or need sleep or anything.