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 Post subject: A Clockwork Orange
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 3:47 pm 
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Still my all-time favorite novel. I thought the movie was shiat, so don't even bring it up. While I can appreciate how it was artistically sculpted, it held not even a faint candle to the brilliance of the written work. Anyone else read it?

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 Post subject: Re: A Clockwork Orange
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I read it after you raved about it the other week and I have to say I would not read it again.
Sorry :(

I won't say I hated it and I am glad I read it as it is a 'classic' (though I am not sure why :P) but I could have lived without reading it :)

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 Post subject: Re: A Clockwork Orange
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 3:56 pm 
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Bah! I can't believe it! What didn't you like, the story or the style?

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 Post subject: Re: A Clockwork Orange
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I thought the story was good but I found his style unbearable. The new language just made it too hard to read - maybe his intent was to make us consider the meaning of words, but that is not why I read :)

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 Post subject: Re: A Clockwork Orange
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I thought the story was good but I found his style unbearable. The new language just made it too hard to read - maybe his intent was to make us consider the meaning of words, but that is not why I read :)


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 Post subject: Re: A Clockwork Orange
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For me, the language is one of the reasons I love it so passionately. To me that's where the brilliance is. I enjoyed learning the language as I read, it helped immerse me into that world and the main character's mind more than I have in any other book.

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 Post subject: Re: A Clockwork Orange
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Your choice, would make me sad but my opinion is not so easily swayed.

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 Post subject: Re: A Clockwork Orange
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 Post subject: Re: A Clockwork Orange
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Laurel wrote:
Elvamir wrote:
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Your choice, would make me sad but my opinion is not so easily swayed.


Stop with all your blub and boohoo boohoohoo and let's go share a Moloko plus. Despite driving me bezoomny with this little drat you're still a horrorshow devotchka.

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 Post subject: Re: A Clockwork Orange
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The movie was absolutely brilliant! But Stanley Kubrick had a very distinct style of filmmaking that was intentionally disturbing and art house. I don't think I've ever been so off put by a movieā€”and I've seen a number of movies that are psychologically disturbing and violent but none hold a candle to this one.

The book was amazing as well and ultraviolet but the movie captured a more visceral representation than I think the book ever could have, mainly because the reader has to invent a mental imagining of the violence in the book and there are some lines I think you just won't cross or elaborate on in your mental pictures. I don't think I'll ever watch the movie any time again soon though, it was just really...unsettling and a little torturous but that was the director's intent. I don't think we were supposed to like it, it was supposed to feel and be grating on the senses and leave you feeling not quite right at the end of it all.

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 Post subject: Re: A Clockwork Orange
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It was good but I just live the book so much and they left so much out so my expectations were probably too high. I do live Kubrick's style though, agreed there.


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 Post subject: Re: A Clockwork Orange
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There was a book?
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 Post subject: Re: A Clockwork Orange
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There was a book?

Anthony Burgess just rolled over in his grave.

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 Post subject: Re: A Clockwork Orange
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zeppelinmage wrote:
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There was a book?

Anthony Burgess just rolled over in his grave.


You mean they buried him alive? I bet he's pissed.
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 Post subject: Re: A Clockwork Orange
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Chosun wrote:
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There was a book?

Anthony Burgess just rolled over in his grave.


You mean they buried him alive? I bet he's pissed.


Not so much anymore... he's an urn of ashes in Monaco.

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zeppelinmage wrote:
Chosun wrote:
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There was a book?

Anthony Burgess just rolled over in his grave.


You mean they buried him alive? I bet he's pissed.


Not so much anymore... he's an urn of ashes in Monaco.

First you say he's rolling over in his grave and now you say he's cremated. Make up your mind.
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 Post subject: Re: A Clockwork Orange
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Chosun wrote:
zeppelinmage wrote:
Chosun wrote:
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There was a book?

Anthony Burgess just rolled over in his grave.


You mean they buried him alive? I bet he's pissed.


Not so much anymore... he's an urn of ashes in Monaco.

First you say he's rolling over in his grave and now you say he's cremated. Make up your mind.

The urn rolled. :P Seismic shift due to your insult above. ;)

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