love this book and the entire series
Embrace these principles and you just might become rich like the author. Just remember, the first flogging of the year must be given to a boy from a poor family.
A lovely, rich and pleasing book - PG yet to find his final style perhaps, yet the long sequence in which Bill the parrot considers the meaning of his existence and then steps out into the open world to encounter 'erb and 'enry is one of the great comic treasures of the English language.
A delightful little satire on the banality of the masses and those who overcome it. Burgess spends most of his time analyzing two factions of society--Bromides and Sulphites--describing their characteristics.
Since reading this I've been apt to rethink my everyday statements to avoid saying anything trite. Rather than help me become anything interesting and creative, it's mostly just been bothersome.
Regardless, it's worth a read and provides one with several "Ha ha! I know someone like that!" moments.