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“Disturbing, playful and prophetic; a classic”

Written on: 31/07/2011 by degbert (120 reviews written)

In his 1962 novel, The Wanting Seed, Burgess journeys into the dystopian world with one of the most breath-taking tales of its genre. As other reviewers on other sites have remarked, it sits alongside Brave New World, 1984, and other class-leaders (to which list I would add Bradbury's excellent Farenheit 451) - though there is some debate elsewhere whether it scores as highly as these others. I would assert that it does, largely because of the way in which Burgess introduces concepts not… Read Full Review

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