Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"The Doctor Is Sick" by Anthony Burgess

 In many ways "The Doctor is Sick" is very much like "A Clockwork Orange," Burgess' mega-hit novel.  The structure of the main character going through a difficult journey is the same -and confronting surreal or out-of-wack situations via the journey is part of the fun in both Burgess books.   Also I think the main draw to Burgress' work is his language play.  Here is an author who loves the accent of the local population - and being set in London, its highly an adventure to accents and class structures.   I didn't love the novel, but found it very interesting.  I think because I am obsessed with London as a literary landscape, and Burgess uses that landscape quite well.

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