Friday, June 12, 2009

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

I've been making a conscious effort in reading classic novels, and for the longest time, waiting for when I'd finally get my hands on a copy of 1984 by George Orwell in a second-hand bookstore. No such luck, so far, but I managed to find A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess in a stall near the grocery.

I've never seen the film, but the novel was quite interesting. It tells of Alex, a teenager living in a presumably futuristic setting. At fifteen, he and his teen aged friends go around at night mugging people on the streets and generally being rascals.