|Alex's drink of choice is milk spiked with drugs.|
The best part of this book is probably that it dares to deal with such controversial questions. The next best part is the slang that Alex and his friends use, because it's really colorful and gives interesting insights into how their minds work. For example, the word horrorshow means excellent, which makes sense because everything that Alex considers excellent would be horrifying to anyone with a soul. In addition, I enjoyed Alex as a character. I hated him, but between his love of classical music, his charisma, and his - shall we say - unconventional understanding of morality, he is too interesting not to enjoy.
That said, I have complaints. I disliked the last chapter of Clockwork Orange because it wrapped the story up too neatly. Up until that final chapter, I had really appreciated that Burgess posed questions but did not try to impose any one answer on his readers. In addition, there are no interesting female characters in this book. Ugh, why is this such a common problem?
But apart from that, this book was fun and thought-provoking. It only took me about three days to read, which must be a good sign.