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The Ludovico Experiment

Advantages: Rightly a "Penguin Essential" - it's one of those you just ought to have read
Disadvantages: It's violent, and just plain hard work to read - but worth it

A Clockwork Orange comes under the heading of "books you feel you ought to have read by now". Mostly these are books that you don't necessarily want to read, but are considered such classics that an inability to pass any kind of comment upon them suggests ...

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Tick_tock_tick_tock

Advantages: Learning nadsat, making use of the grey matter!
Disadvantages: Disturbing violence

I own the 1972 Penguin Books edition with the distinctive cover designed by David Pelham. As I'm on holiday I thought it would be nice to reread this classic by Anthony Burgess. ANTHONY BURGESS Born John Anthony Burgess Wilson in 1917. Amazingly eno ...

chocoholic 12.04.2004 ∑ Read full review
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Sex, Drugs and....Beethoven???

Advantages: Makes you think
Disadvantages: Not the nicest subject matters ever

I canít remember why I brought this book, I just remember my 13 year old self dragging my mother round Waterstones in South Kensington, telling her we werenít leaving the shop until we found it. Then 3 pages into it on the tube, wondering what on earth I ...

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Can you pony this..?

Advantages: A marvellous language and a wonderful concept...
Disadvantages: Not for the faint-hearted...

...Hello my Ciaoing droogs, I want to govoreet to you about Nadsat, so pour yourselves a long cold peet of breakfast moloko or a steaming chasha of chai to go with your eggiwegs and soldiers and Iíll begin. Do you think Kirsty1 has gone a bit bezoomny? ...

Kirsty1 07.11.2002 ∑ Read full review
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What's it going to be then, eh...

Advantages: Innovative and thought-provoking.
Disadvantages: Ultraviolent. Language may prove inaccessible.

I know this review has been done before, but I thought I might as well give my opinion on the book that I pinched my Ciao username from* - not because I identified with the ultraviolent ways of the main character, you understand, but rather because I thou ...

Alex6655321 20.05.2003 ∑ Read full review
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