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A masterpiece

Advantages: Brilliantly entertaining yet though provoking. Compelling story and great characters.
Disadvantages: none

Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess Anthony Burgess' place in pop cultural history has already been established due to the infamous and brilliant film adaptation of A Clockwork Orange. One might argue however, that Earthly Powers is his masterpiece and t ...

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Peeling the Coevals

Advantages: The language and sentience about societal issues
Disadvantages: No seventh chapter

...Anthony Burgess (1917 - 93) - “phrases and sentences should be framed in terms of a satisfyingly new, even strange or eccentric, sonic impact." Written in 1962 140 pages Six Chapters Publisher: Penguin (Modern Classics) - - - Burgess’s wor ...

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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 ...

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Sex, Drugs and....Beethoven???

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

I can’t 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 weren’t leaving the shop until we found it. Then 3 pages into it on the tube, wondering what on earth I ...

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