November 14, 2012 by Ryan Woods ·
Addressing and criticizing contemporary politics in a canny and humorous manner seems to be Stephen Colbert’s forté, and it shows in his book, America Again Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t.
November 12, 2012 by Michael Harrison ·
Pop culture is such a big part of our world today, and it keeps growing.
February 14, 2012 by Cody Anderson ·
Saving the day from the evil that comes this way, heroes fight for what is right.
November 12, 2010 by Marina Miller ·
Anderson writes a thought-provoking book that exudes emotion, meaning and education for readers.
March 21, 2010 by Anna Romero ·
Natalie Standiford’s latest novel is irresistible and quirky.
November 15, 2009 by Anna Romero ·
Katharine Dunn’s chilling story of Circus Freaks is a must-read.
November 8, 2009 by Jasmine Kabera ·
Why Hollywood should keep their grubby paws off my favorite book series.
November 8, 2009 by Jenny Holman ·
Richelle Mead blows readers away with her newest addition of Vampire Academy.
October 1, 2008 by Jasmine Kabera ·
April 28, 2008 by Sinjin Jones ·
A horrowshow veshch about some chepooka.
by Sinjin Jones
There are dozens of classic novels that fall under the category of “must-read” science fiction. Throughout this year, I will examine why a handful of these particular works are absolutely essential additions to everyone’s reading list, even those who do not consider themselves science fiction fans.
"Then I looked at its top sheet, and there was the name – A CLOCKWORK ORANGE – and I said: ‘That’s a fair gloopy title. Who ever heard of a clockwork orange?’"
-Jack, A Clockwork Orange
Using a slang he created, Anthony Burgess fashioned a masterpiece of science fiction that explores the human condition in a completely unique way: he called it A Clockwork Orange.
The plot of A Clockwork Orange is one that, at first glance, makes the casual reader grimace: a group of friends led by the main character, Alex, run amok through a futuristic British city wreaking havoc. However, the short description is deceiving. At its core, A Clockwork Orange explores the very foundation of human beings, their need for commitment, free will, and the evil that is inherent in government. The novel follows the story of Alex, a resident and troublemaker of this semi-futuristic society, and his group of friends as they gallivant around, causing immense amounts of damage. Alex is a mere 15 years old but is the vicious leader of a gang of criminals which, throughout the novel, perform various unsavory deeds (including, but not limited to: theft, bribery, and especially violence of every kind). Read more