Both the book, and the movie by Stanley Kubrick are excellent. I still have some Nadsat clopping around my gulliver to this day.A Clockwork Orange tells the story of Alex, a juvenile delinquent who gets up to robbery, rape, murder, and "a bit of the old 'ultra-violence'" night after night with his 'droogs'. Alex is caught and sent to prison one day, and offers himself up for a programme to 'cure' him of his violent ways...I read this at the tender age of 17, and I liked it so much that I read it twice in one day. I've never had to study this for school, but I do love all the parallels and symbolism and whatnot you can get out of it, as well as a wonderfully gripping story. I also love and hate how sympathetic I find Alex. He commits such awful acts, yet you can't help feeling sorry for him later in the story. It's weird, because normally, I have to identify with a character before feeling any sympathy for them, but here? Nope.