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Anthony Burgess wrote A Clockwork Orange in 1962 (which then you had to be 17 or older to purchase) and left out the last chapter. The 1982 20th anniversary re printed edition that I read contains this last chapter and makes the book somewhat different from the movie/original version. There is no doubt in my mind that Anthony
Burgess was a very creative man not only with writing about the year 2010 in the year 1962 but writing several plays and even composing a few symphonies. He was very wrong about what was to come in the future but yet if he wasn't then this book wouldn't be anything special.
The main character, Alex, and his three friends thought they were indestructible.
Every night was the same, go around pick fights, drink, and steal. One night
Alex's friends sold him out and jumped him, leaving him to get caught by the police.
after 2 years of being in jail Alex choose to undergo experimental treatments to get him
back on the rite track and out of jail early. These so called "treatments" consisted of
holding his eyelids open after drugging him, blasting Beethoven's Symphony #8 and
displaying violent and gruesome images on a film projector to then make him sick when
he thought of negative or harmful things. Doing so actually did work. They released him
to find that now that he wasn't so tough and that his past enemies were still holding
grudges for what he had done before these "treatments". He was beaten severely once
again waking up in the hospital to his friends realizing what they had done was wrong,
and claiming they've changed.
The time period the book was written in is 2010, which in 1962 was very far into
the future. Burgess must have thought that the world was due to have changed a lot more
than it has because the world he wrote about is very different from how it really is
progressing and will be in the next 4 years. Burgess... [continues]
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