Oct 3, 2013 · 7:30 PM
Sorry for the quick change, but due to scheduling issues, we can't host the book club at the store this September 19 as planned. Instead we postpone till early October the discussion of Anthony Burgess's classic dystopian work, Clockwork Orange.
A vicious fifteen-year-old "droog" is the central character of this 1963 iconic work, whose stark terror was captured in Stanley Kubrick's magnificent film of the same title. In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future, where criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology. A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. When the state undertakes to reform Alex—to "redeem" him—the novel asks, "At what cost?"