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  1. 05 Jul '08 17:53
    If anyone read Anthony Burgess's novel I was wondering if they had any guesses about what the author who lost his wife due to being "very badly raped" was writing about before his manuscript was destroyed.

    If you recall the manuscript was titled "A Clockwork Orange" and was probably anti-political.
  2. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    05 Jul '08 18:16
    Originally posted by nihilismor
    If anyone read Anthony Burgess's novel I was wondering if they had any guesses about what the author who lost his wife due to being "very badly raped" was writing about before his manuscript was destroyed.

    If you recall the manuscript was titled "A Clockwork Orange" and was probably anti-political.
    I couldn´t get past the first chapter, I´m afraid.
    All that weird language... brrrrr....
  3. Standard member ChronicLeaky
    Don't Fear Me
    05 Jul '08 18:43 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    All that weird language... brrrrr....
    That's the entire reason it's an excellent book, the way that Newspeak is half of the reason "1984" is an excellent book.

    (EDIT I.e. not just in a bizarre-dialects-are-cool-to-read sense but in a the-way-we-express-our-thoughts-constrains-what-we-can-think sense.)
  4. 06 Jul '08 04:20
    I found the movie to be quite funny. 1984 on the other hand scared the crap out of me.
  5. 07 Jul '08 10:48
    Originally posted by Zort Boy
    I found the movie to be quite funny. 1984 on the other hand scared the crap out of me.
    It was meant to.

    Richard
  6. Standard member c99ux
    'Sir' to you
    07 Jul '08 13:56
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    I couldn´t get past the first chapter, I´m afraid.
    All that weird language... brrrrr....
    Double-plus-ungood, eh?
  7. 08 Jul '08 17:53
    Originally posted by nihilismor
    If anyone read Anthony Burgess's novel I was wondering if they had any guesses about what the author who lost his wife due to being "very badly raped" was writing about before his manuscript was destroyed.

    If you recall the manuscript was titled "A Clockwork Orange" and was probably anti-political.
    The movie makes it out to be very much a political satire, the fact we see first hand what a monstrous person alex was and seemed to show very little remorse by the end serves to highlight the folly of their govornment for deprogramming him in order to increase their own popularity.

    The ending of the book is slightly different, but I wont spoil that for you if you are still reading it.
  8. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    09 Jul '08 05:35
    Originally posted by ChronicLeaky
    That's the entire reason it's an excellent book, the way that Newspeak is half of the reason "1984" is an excellent book.

    (EDIT I.e. not just in a bizarre-dialects-are-cool-to-read sense but in a the-way-we-express-our-thoughts-constrains-what-we-can-think sense.)
    I agree. I just couldn't read through it.

    I saw the film though and that was pretty much okay in a post-dated 1970's sort of a way.