Anthony Burgess


He was so original, when I read his work I find it hard to comprehend where his mind must of been. A Clockwork Orange is a masterpiece.

>>By Gazza   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:17)

Burgess was far greater than his most famous work, A Clockwork Orange. He wrote what I consider the best novel ever, Earthly Powers, and produced some of the greatest works of both literatrue and literary criticism yet. When I read Napoleon Symphony, I could "hear" Beethoven's 3rd in the pages.

My favorite writer, fer sure.

>>By mywriter   (Saturday, 24 Apr 2004 08:32)

Read A Clockwork Orange this semester and fell in love with the language in the book. Burgess is a genius. Mad genius! After reading the book I watched the film and was disappointed immensely by Kubriks adaption of the book. I believe the last chapter should never have been omitted from the American version of Orange. What a disgrace it must have been for Burgess. But, hey, we all need to make a living.

>>By inselberg   (Sunday, 23 May 2004 17:40)

Oh, totally - the omission of the 21st chapter kills it, apparently it was ommitted in the american edition of the book as well. What a shame! It's the last chapter that backs up Burgess's whole argument for free will.

>>By sileas451   (Tuesday, 8 Feb 2005 20:13)

I enjoy his made up words and violent senarios. A Clockwork Orange is very nice, definitely one of the better books I had a chance to read in school. The Wanting Seed is also very good although it's a bit strange how it seems the whole system collapses within days? Weeks? The timing was irritating but it was an amusing read. Nonetheless, I'm all for a plot containing violence, reformation, cannibalism, and progress, which Burgess supplied fairly well.

>>By MagentaStraberry   (Thursday, 17 May 2007 22:06)

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