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September's (make that October's) Post-Apoc Book Discussion: Clockwork Orange

  • Oct 3, 2013 · 7:30 PM
  • Freebird Books

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?"

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  • Althea

    Had to start renovation work at my house, so couldn't make it.... :-(

    October 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Welp. I'm stuck at the office. Again. Sorry to miss it!

    October 3, 2013

  • Patricia

    I just learned about your Meetup yesterday. I found the book at the library's Central branch and went over there to pick it up. Unfortunately, the book could not be located. They offered to have it sent to me, but that would take too long. Since I won't be able to read the book before Thursday, I won't be attending the discussion, but I'm definitely looking forward to the next one. Has the next book been chosen yet?

    October 1, 2013

  • Will L.

    A real horroshow chance to govereet about the kneeg, O my brothers.

    1 · September 6, 2013

  • david f.

    Peter, didn't you like my three suggestions for great book ideas?

    September 5, 2013

    • Peter

      hi david, we had actually already announced the selection of Clockwork Orange to the previous attendees, I just had not gotten around to posting it on Meet Up. I do appreciate the suggestions and we will take them under consideration for a future meeting.

      September 6, 2013

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