A Clockwork Orange Author:Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange 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, 15-year-old Alex leads his gang of teenage rockers in all-night orgies of random violence and destruction. Told in a slang as electric as the events descri... more »bed, 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 of nastiness, an inventive primer in total violence, a savage satire on the distortions of the single and collective minds." --New York Times« less