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A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange
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A clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

8 years ago at Nov 1 20:06
Put this book off for to long as I thought the slang would make it a pain to read. Turns out most of it is anglicized Russian and even my, very, basic grasp on that language allowed me to read it with ease. It's a classic, but we all kinda know that.

K-S
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Manufacturer: Penguin Books Ltd
Release date: 24 February 2000
ISBN-10 : 0141182601 | ISBN-13: 9780141182605
Fiction (9), Classic (7), Dystopia (7), British (5), Political (4), Future (4), Controversial (3), Sci-fi (3), Made Into A Film (3), Movie (3), Violence (3), G (2), (2), 1960s (2), Dark (2), Novel (2), Paperback (2), 1001 Books TBR (2), Utopia (1), Science Fiction (1)
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