I did not read the print version. I can't imagine the print version being better than this.
When he reaps what he sows.
Alex. He would be very interesting to talk with.
This is what a good reader and good book can do. Keep it up!
The need to find a dictionary with his new words in it.
The voices and easiness of the vocabulary.
I would definitely listen to A Clockwork Orange again due to it's extended vocabulary and dystopian significance. Anthony Burgess show a great amount of detail throughout the book which leaves you with a better picture of the plot than the movie.
Alex is by far my favorite character due to his mischievous ways. He is also very hurtful and cruel which makes you sick to your stomach. A great amount of detail is shown to the life of Alex and you understand why he is in the state that he's in.
I had not seen the Kubrick movie in eons and had never read the book, so I went for it. Hollander is an excellent reader and has the precise timing I think Burgess's "humble narrator" would have. This edition also includes a last chapter omitted from several previous US editions, apparently, and Burgess's Introduction, read by Hollander before starting the novel, is worth not skipping if you are interested in Kubrick's film version versus the original. I am eager to try more Burgess books -- Clockwork Orange was sort of a British, very twisted Vonnegut in style, I found.
No, but I bet they are excellent.
I have listened to this before but had a strong desire to take the ride again. Spend some time with your little droogie Alex, an unrepentant psychopath, while he dishes out talchocks and that old ultraviolence. Step out of your day to day routine, peet some maloko with knives in it and get ready for a little dirty 20 to 1.
C.O. is somewhere in the middle. The narrator is compelling, but is occasionally hard to follow with all of the slang. It's fun to figure it out though
Alex. The main character is quit a troublemaker
he kept up very well with proper diction and presentation of all of the difficult jargon
the authors prologue was very special.
some of it is quite violent, but this only adds to important character development
Great story. More in depth than the movie, however it is somewhat hard to follow with the slag style this novel is written in. All in all it's a great read if you like dark subject matter.
Reading the original version. Nice introduction by the author talking about the difference between the US and original UK releases. I don't think Burgess knew how right he was. At the time there was a lot of concern about crime increasing and youth violence. What we've seen subsequent is that is a phenomenon of youth, that when we have a spike in the youth population that crime and violence will increase. The last chapter is the most important. Although this is a simple book, in so many ways, I appreciate raising the question of whether God wants goodness, if you don't have a choice otherwise. I found the slang easy to pick up, and there are online references, if you care to find them.