This book gave me the personally rare instance of several readings.
A study of Britain in decline and society in constant flux. [adult] codes replace political codes in evaluations for work and promotions.
I don't think this is overt snobbishness, and who cares if it is, but it does make the book drag a bit.
The gender politics are a bit clunky for the modern reader -- for example, Burgess uses terms such as "mince" and "twitter" and "prance" and "fuss"... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Albert C. Doyle
A welcome satire of multiculturalism with a degree of comedic wit. Beware, though, for the book is...a product of its time and certain aspects have aged poorly.Published 1 month ago by Eric Sellers
A companion dystopian novel published in 1962 by Anthony Burgess just before the much more famous A Clockwork Orange, The Wanting Seed tries to go in too many directions, in my... Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. Buzalka
Interesting and scary solution for population issues. 1985 captures Burgess better in my view. Well worth the money and a good read.Published 10 months ago by Joey E. Boyum
This book had me literally laughing out loud with almost every page turned. This book is a pure stroke of genius and Anthony Burgess is one of the greatest satirists the world has... Read morePublished 14 months ago by noah wright
Actually liked the story need it for school essay however not enough info on the author so will donate book to the school library for future classmatesPublished 14 months ago by Janis
This is one of my favorite novels. It asks all of our favorite dystopian questions with snark and pomp. It's thought provoking and funny at the same time.Published 16 months ago by Jchem
I decided to read this after reading a preview in the back of my copy "A Clockwork Orange" it seemed bizarre, possibly disgusting, yet intriguing. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Aaron Whitehouse
Anthony Burgess' "The Wanting Seed" appeared exactly 50 years ago, and its theme of overpopulation seems prescient now, given the strain that the current, expanding human... Read morePublished on September 23, 2012 by G.C.