10.27.2009

Teaser Tuesday: A Clockwork Orange

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Should be Reading

Basically, the rules are:
* Grab your current read.
* Let the book fall to a random page.
* Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
* Share the title of the book that you're getting your teaser from... That way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given!
* Please avoid spoilers!

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I'm doing A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess:

pg 78

"I gave them the ultra-violence, the crasting, the dratsing, the old in-out in-out, the lot, right up to this night's veshch with the bugatty starry ptitsa with the mewing kots and koshkas. And I made sure my so-called droogs were in it, right up to the shiyah."

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Delightfully mind-boggling? Yes. The Nadsat (slang) takes a bit getting used to, but I'm really liking A Clockwork Orange so far. I think part of the beauty of it is not knowing what half the words mean--and trying to figure them out. The Nadsat makes the violence Alex is participating in slightly more bearable.

4 comments:

The Book Vixen said...

I've wanted to read this book for a while. It's on my TBR list but not near the top. How are you liking it so far?

choco (In Which a Girl Reads) said...

I'm really liking it--it's one of those books that makes you think a lot. I've never read anything like it before!

Emilia Joyce Plater said...

All senior English classes read this book - next year for me. I am intrigued now. :D

choco (In Which a Girl Reads) said...

Haha, I am so glad this isn't required reading at my school. Once something becomes required reading, I start to lose interest. Especially if a project/paper is involved!

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