Books in the Mail (1)

Actually, it is just one book in the mail that arrived yesterday. But I figured that since I have been posting about books in the mail for quite sometime, maybe I should just make this a semi-regular feature in the blog, just like Tina’s In My Mailbox in One More Page. πŸ˜‰

So, starting this year, Books in the Mail will be appearing once in a while in this humble blog to feature books I will receive through courier, regardless of whether the delivery man is cute or not. Haha. Ah, just another reason to hoard books, don’t you think? πŸ˜‰

For this year’s first book in the mail, it’s the sensational book, A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. Angus of The Book Rhapsody was kind enough to send me his Penguin edition of this book which he bought and offered to give away in one of his blog posts.

Weee! <3

Angus’ awesome review of this book has intrigued me so much so that I wanted to read it the moment it arrived. But no, I have to work first. Work always gets in the way of reading, no?

The blurb from Goodreads says:

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 Alexβ€”to “redeem” himβ€”the novel asks, “At what cost?”

Intriguing, yes? I guess I’ll be reading this sooner than later. Thank you so much, Angus! πŸ™‚

8 thoughts on “Books in the Mail (1)

  1. A. Lynai: Thanks for the generous links! That’s actually a half-baked review because I wrote it before I finished the book. And then I do a second write-up a year later. I am crazy like that. πŸ˜€

    I am also interested to find out if you like the book with or without the last chapter. The early editions of the book do not have that (Chapter 7 of Part III) because the publishers thought the novel’s effect changes tremendously without it.

    A. Monique: You will have your time! I might do another give away on April (despite my feelings of being broke).

    Jzhun: If that was a picture of a goose instead of a penguin, I would have kept it for myself, hahaha!

    1. Hafe-baked pa lang yun? It is already comprehensive in my opinion, haha. Can’t wait to read it too, except that the first chapter mentions droogs and deng and mestos and all those terms got my mind reeling. πŸ˜€

    1. Hi, Dave. Thank you for your interest but unfortunately this book is not for sale. I got it from a friend and I wouldn’t want to part with something that’s memorable to me. And anyway, I still have to read this book. πŸ™‚

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