A Clockwork Apple #2020

A Clockwork Apple By Belinda Webb A Clockwork Apple An extraordinary passionate retelling of Burgess s original novel takes readers to a dystopia where the gangs are female the state s control is exercised through addiction therapy and Alex s solace
  • Title: A Clockwork Apple
  • Author: Belinda Webb
  • ISBN: 9781905636174
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Clockwork Apple By Belinda Webb An extraordinary, passionate retelling of Burgess s original novel takes readers to a dystopia where the gangs are female, the state s control is exercised through addiction therapy, and Alex s solace is in high literature and postmodern deconstructionism Alex is an anti heroine for the 21st century She would rather have all her nails pulled out than read the literatureAn extraordinary, passionate retelling of Burgess s original novel takes readers to a dystopia where the gangs are female, the state s control is exercised through addiction therapy, and Alex s solace is in high literature and postmodern deconstructionism Alex is an anti heroine for the 21st century She would rather have all her nails pulled out than read the literature promoted by the Enid Blytons of the world the bourgeoisie She runs rampage through the streets of a dystopic Manchester with her girl gang, and her main aim is to feed her Phrontistery, that is, her dream factory In Alex s world, the State imposes its control through addiction therapy and the blunt administrations of female police and social workers Men have long since ceased to have any influence The muvvas spend all day in the Old Duchess of New York, and dark confrontations take place in Whitworth Park, the old raping ground of the red light walkes Alex has never conformed, but when she is faced with the charge of addiction, the battle really begins, in this angry, powerful novel fizzing with energy and linguistic inventiveness.
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    1. I finished A Clockwork Apple by Belinda Webb a few weeks ago I have been mulling it over ever since I read A Clockwork Orange several years ago and really enjoyed the language and imagery it evoked and I was hoping for something similar from Webb s retelling I don t feel it really delivered Usually I d feel it was unfair to judge a book by it s inspiration piece but Webb sets the comparisons out so starkly that they re impossible to miss The main characters have the same name, Alex Webb s is fem [...]


    2. An interesting read best read in fewer sittings and fun to read aloud would be interesting for students of media, social subjects and language.



    3. I struggled with the original A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, but reaped the reward of a compelling and important tale of a state controlled future A Clockwork Apple presents a similar struggle, but, for me, without such reward It is important to point out that this may not be the case for all with some exciting language play and a twist on the gender politics, it is not without its merit, but I found myself regularly wishing I was reading the original text again A book that will probably [...]


    4. There s an old idiom that states you can t compare apples to oranges but in the case of Belinda Webb s A Clockwork Apple 2008 you can t help compare it to Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange, purely because it follows the source so closely However, there are wholesale changes for the sake of parody, notably the inversion of genders, so that rather than teenage boys running amok, Webb s dystopia is populated by teenage girls.Read my full review here.


    5. I read it and missed the point, by the look of it Same with A Clockwork Orange,so I guess it serves me right, really Sorry.




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