The Reading Challenge 2016 and a dystopian novel


Here I am back with a new book review
Had so much to do with my last projects for uni, that I really had not a minute left 
for reading in the last weeks - but now I am done with this semester and I am having
5 weeks free to do what ever I want to =D yay
So a lot of time to read and enjoy it

For this review I have my book for the category a dystopian novel.
First I wondered what the holly this is ;)
So for all of you here comes a little definition ;)


"A dystopia (from the Greek δυσ- and τόπος, alternatively, cacotopia, kakotopia, or simply anti-utopia)
is a community or society that is undesirable or frightening. It is translated as "not-good place", an antonym of utopia, 
a term that was coined by Sir Thomas More and figures as the title of his most well-known work, "Utopia." 
"Utopia" is the blueprint for an ideal society with no crime or poverty. 
Dystopian societies appear in many artistic works, particularly in stories set in a future. Some of the most famous examples are 1984 and Brave New World
Dystopias are often characterized by dehumanization, totalitarian governments, environmental disasters, 
or other characteristics associated with a cataclysmic decline in society. 
Dystopian societies appear in many subgenres of fiction and are often used to draw attention to real-world issues regarding society, environmentpoliticseconomicsreligionpsychology,ethicsscience, and/or technology, which if unaddressed could potentially lead to such a dystopia-like condition."


There are many book you can choose from for this category
- Fahrenheit 451
- 1984
- Brave New World
- The Maze Runner
- Uglies
- The Hunger Games/Catching Fire/Mockingjay
- A Clockwork Orange
- The Time Machine
- The Running Man
- Divergent/Insurgent/Allegiant
- Delirium
and so many others, and many you probably already read

I decided to go for "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess
majorly because I had it on my shelve and wanted to read it since a pretty long time now ;)

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again an awesome review from goodreads:

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"A vicious fifteen-year-old "droog" is the central character of this 1963 classic, whose stark terror was captured in Stanley Kubrick's magnificent film of the same title.
In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future, where criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology. A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. When the state undertakes to reform Alex—to "redeem" him—the novel asks, "At what cost?"
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I give A Clockwork Orange a...I really don´t know what to give it
a 6 out of 10??? Its really hard to rate ;)
A difficult part of reading this..well a teeny tiny little bit was the "Nadsat Language" in both book and film - but there is an amazing page which translates every word ;)
or check them on wiktionary (here), there are even more words

I am sure most of you know the pretty disturbing movie by Stanley Kubrick
don´t get me wrong...its good but a rough one to watch ;)

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besides there is a loooooot to read about this - the novel and the movie
click here for some informations of strange theories - what ever you think about it ;)

So what are your experiences with this novel?
Do you know it or have you read it yet?

 

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