Hey, thanks. You know I like them both for different reasons. I think the book is fascinating and the argot, called "Nadsat" the fictional language used in the book. You get used to it after awhile and don't need a guide. As the author was a linguist, I am drawn to linguistically created books and languages, as in A Clockwork Orange, The Lord of the Rings, All and Everything and so forth. The book is also different in than the movie, in that the final chapter of the book wasn't originally reeled int eh US, and that's the version Kubrik used. Reading the final chapter is interesting. The way the book is built is also very good.
As far as the movie goes, I don't like violent movies as a general rule. However, the art direction and the filming plus the spot-on prediction for the punk movement in Britain, I think is just amazing.
It's a rumination on the individual, free will, the State, compulsion and choice. It's a very interesting book, made more so when you find out more about the author and his experiences and his reason for writing it.
Yes, it's the title of a book. That is mostly known for it's movie adaptation. It's about a young sociopath named Alex who goes beating up people and rapping women with his pals every here and there. *SPOILERS IF YOU ACTUALLY PLAN ON READING IT OR WATCHING IT* Until he goes to prison, and is take out of prison to be tested on. Where he ends up being "tortured" and feels his body react negatively whenever he's angry or sees anything violent or plain bad. Thus, he becomes a free man and everybody he once hurt turns against him and there's nothing he can do against it all and tries to commit suicide at then end :y