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Book Review of A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange
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I must admit that I had a very difficult time reading this book at first. The fist couple of pages slapped me in the face with the unusual slang and grammar, then, the next couple of chapters slapped me in the face with horrific, violent acts (that is, when I was finally able to understand what was going on). I almost put the book down for good after the first rape.

Burgess does a wonderful job at building up the main character, Alex, to be a monster. The slang, in my opinion, added to the experience, and made it feel as though I was living in Alex's world.

A Clockwork Orange really made me think about the importance of choice, and is really a compelling story. It is disturbing, yes, but it makes you think.