Thirteenth book was “A Clockwork Orange” by Anthony Burgess. I saw this movie awhile ago but it was really neat to read the narration from Alex’s point of view and see the unique vocabulary Burgess created. I found myself using some of his words a melenky bit.
JaneMarie taking more time for herself
Lovely author…my favorite actually.
Did the version of clockwork orange you finished include a 21st chapter? The american press cut off the 21st chapter to make the book more post modern. However, Burgess regretted the choice as kubrick (an american director ) naturally used the american book version while creating the script making the unfinished american version the proverbial immortal beast. If you get the chance I highly suggest reading the last chapter as it brings the underlying meaning in a completely different direction.
I actually consider A Clockwork Orange Burgess’s worst work. So, If you enjoyed it I would highly suggest The Wanting Seed (by far my favorite by my favorite).
Thank you for the recommendation. We did read The Wanting Seed and enjoyed it quite a bit.
The version I read did include the 21st chapter. From his essay included in this edition it seems like Burgess didn’t have a choice in dropping the final chapter. Thank you also for the suggestion. I will try The Wanting Seed.