In a futuristic city...
A violent gang wreaks havoc upon the totalitarian state
When their leader Alex is arrested, a new age experiment is performed on him, taking away the ability to do wrong acts of any kind.
Athony Burgess's "A Clockwork Orange" was and still is controversial due to its violent and sexual content. Stanley's Kubriks film adaptation has become a cult classic. In the story, a gang of teens scower the city robbing, beating men and raping women. They call it the "ultra violence". Eventually, their leader Alex is arrested and experimented on.The procedure causes his old ways of violence to be impossible. Doing wrong causes him excruciating pain. The novel is about his life before and after the procedure and his struggles with both sides of him.
It is easy to see why this book caused controversy. It has extreme violent and brief although explicit sexual content. If you can stomach that , the rest of the story is very thought provoking. The distopian theme questions many societal morals. I recommend this book to anyone who likes science fiction and dark satirical books.