Book review: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, 1961

‘A Clockwork Orange’ is narrated by the main character, Alex, a teenage boy in a near future but very recognisable society. Alex leads a gang of ultra-violent thugs, who every evening rape, murder, steal, and commit crimes with impunity. Alex really enjoys this aspect of his life, and the casual nature with which he describesContinue reading “Book review: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, 1961”

Book review: The Complete Enderby by Anthony Burgess

Read in the Kindle edition   Julius Xavier Enderby, poet, is one of my all-time favourite literary characters. Book 1 – Inside Mr Enderby, published under the pseudonym Joseph Kell in 1963. We first meet Enderby through the eyes of a group of time travelling school children, on an educational trip to visit some of the poetsContinue reading “Book review: The Complete Enderby by Anthony Burgess”