Friday, October 24, 2014

Reexamining A Clockwork Orange

BEAT to a PULP's Chad Eagleton has an in-depth essay on Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange over at The Fall Creek Review. A thought-provoking piece on the relevance of this book and, honestly, if its actually any good.

I've always liked the Stanley Kubrick movie but can remember having a difficult time, myself, finishing the novel. Chad tackles thiscomparing book vs. filmplus highlights Rat Pack by Shane Stevens which is how he initially came to read the Burgess classic.

Btw some recent greatness at The Fall Creek Review includes "The Lizard's Ardent Uniform" by Chris Holm and Ron Scheer's  "My Dinner with Allen Ginsberg." TFCR sporadically updates but when they do you don't want to miss any posts. A good site to bookmark.

6 comments:

Oscar said...

I started reading Clockwork years ago, but had to give up on it and I don't think I want to pick it up again.

Charles Gramlich said...

Never read A clockwork Orange. The movie was ok to me, but pretty dated by the time I saw it. I should try the book sometime.

A Cuban In London said...

I read the book many years after watching the movie. I wouldn't compare them at all. In fact, I have stopped comparing books and films made from them. Two different languages.

Good post. Thanks.

Greetings from London.

David Cranmer said...

Oscar, I may try it again at some point. Books stay the same but I've learned our perceptions tend to change.

Charles, It is dated but I can't take my eyes off Malcolm McDowell's performance.

A Cuban In London, Chad actually reviews the book in-depth and touches on the film in passing but his piece really should be looked at as a review of the novel. So maybe my misleading post here wasn't so good. :)

G. B. Miller said...

I watched the movie once, simply because there was nothing on t.v. at the time (then as now). Thoroughly enjoyed the movie, so when I saw the book, I figured, "Why not?"

Why indeed....it became one of the few books I can count one hand in my life that I did not read to the bitter end.

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David Cranmer said...

Maybe were missing something, G.B. But I doubt it.