A Clockwork Orange Author:Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange--Anthony Burgess' most famous novel--is a book of stunning force, the most cogent and terrifying vision of the future since George Orwell's 1984. — Adrift in the impersonal, iron-gray society of the superstate, the novel's main character, 15-year-old Alex, leads his gang of teen-age rockers in all-night orgies of random violenc... more »e and destruction. Told in a slang as electric as the events described, this is Alex's story--of rapes and stompings and rumbles with the police, of prison life and the frightful "Ludovico Technique" by which Alex is "reconditioned" into a model citizen, and of his subsequent adventures as a mindless pawn in the cynical hands of the authorities.
"A brilliant novel...a tour de force in nastiness, an inventive primer in total violence, a savage satire on the distortions of the single and collective minds."--New York Times« less