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Books Brought

Further on my spending spree in London today. I also picked up 'A Clockwork Orange' by Anthony Burgess and 'Bring The Jubilee' by Ward Moore. Never read A Clockwork Orange before and have never even heard of Bring The Jubilee - but I found them both in a Waterstones promotion alongside 1984, A Brave New World, and various other distopian titles and thought they'd be worth checking out.

(From the back of Bring The Jubilee)
"Hodge Backmaker lives in twentieth century New York, a city of cobblestones, gas lamps and ten-storey skyscrapers. In his world, the Confederate South won its independence in the Civil War and North America is divided, with slavery and serfdom still facts of life in the Confederacy and New York a provincial backwater. Bring The Jubilee stands alongside Pavane as science fiction's finest explorations of alternate history."

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redtint
Nov. 6th, 2004 07:16 pm (UTC)
A Clockwork Orange is one of all time favorite books. There are two versions floating around of it, at least over here. One without the final chapter (chapter 21) and one with it. With only the 20 chapters is what the movie was based on so it ends at the same conclusion. The 21st chapter adds a little more depth into what Burgess thought of humanity.

Anyways... I really liked the book.
angusabranson
Nov. 7th, 2004 01:12 am (UTC)
The edition I brought has 21 chapters in. I didn't know there were differences between editions - although I don't know if there was a different edition published in the UK.
Glad to know I have the full length one though, thanks.
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