Thursday, June 01, 2006

A Clockwork Orange- Anthony Burgess

I've been re-reading some of my old favorites. I recently re-read A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess. This is a story of social engineering and gang violence. Ironically, other than a bit of hyperbole as far as the social engineering aspect is concerned,. the story is still relevant. It's all about freedom and how sometimes, with the best of intentions, social engineering and behavioral programming can lead to disaster. Such is the "Law of Unintended Consequences"!

Rating *****
By the way, the origin of the Title is a cockney slang: "As phony as a clockwork orange". Read the book and you will understand the metaphor


Blogger Bud said...

Yeah, THAT's a blast from the past. Or the future as the case may be.

6:29 PM  

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