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A Clockwork Orange - Making You Tick,
This review is from: A Clockwork Orange (Essential Penguin) (Paperback)
Firstly, let me just say that Burgess' invention of "futuristic teenage slang" 'nadsat' is, if a little draining at times, brilliantly used. Once you've established the various meanings (i.e. viddy means see, gulliver means head etc)you can really start to get into it. The use of nadsat whilst describing violence means that situations are portrayed in such a way as to inspire a certain sense of revulsion without making you want to put the book down.
It gives you an insight into a mind which rates Beethoven and Mozart up there with rape and ultra-violence, showing that a mind can be highly educated and yet at the same time still be to a degree depraved and dangerous.
I recommend this to anybody who wants a book to make them think and at the same time enjoy some good horror.