Bookish Tattoos: Clockwork Orange

Bookish Tattoos is a meme that is inspired by a column at Rhymes With Geek. We’ll look at tattoos inspired by books! If you have a bookish tattoo and you’d like to be featured please send me a picture at Email Me Until I get your submissions, I’ll just scour the internet!

Found at: Clockwork Orange Tumblr

Inspired By: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

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?”

A Clockwork Orange is my favorite and most hated book. I too will someday sport a Anthony Burgess inspired tattoo. But mine will be a mechanical orange in the middle of words that say “Horror Show.”

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