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In this 1962 classic, a novelistic exploration of modern crime and punishment, Alex is the 15-year-old leader of his gang of "droogs" thriving in the ultraviolent future, as prophetically imagined by Burgess. Speaking a bizarre Russian-derived slang, Alex and his friends freely pillage and slash their way across a nightmarish urban landscape until Alex is captured by the judicial arm of the state. He then becomes their prized guinea pig in a scientific program to completely "redeem" him for society.

If we had the power of absolute criminal reform, what, the novel asks, would this mean for our ideals of freedom and society? This edition reinstates the final chapter missing from Kubrick's film, in which Alex is on the verge of starting a family as he reflects on - and completely rejects - his adolescent nastiness. It also includes Burgess's introduction "A Clockwork Orange Resucked".

©1962 The Estate of Anthony Burgess (P)2010 Random House Audiobooks

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This book bends your mind

What an amazing piece of literature read absolutely superbly. "Gentle" violence and a terrible vision. Now kids are playing superviolent ego-shooters and getting used to violence in superrealistic fashion, this vision just might come true. Ranks among the very best books I've heard (even though it was not really fun).

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One of the best narrators I have ever heard!

..wow....what a story ! I knew the film and wanted to read the book....Superbly narrated, absolutely unforgettable....one of those books you can read - or hear - again and again....

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