June 2011

The Wanting Seed - Anthony Burgess

For an author primarily known for creating a modern classic in A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess’ astounding prolificacy is inversely matched by how few people have read any of his other novels.  The Wanting Seed, published the same year as Burgess’ career-making masterpiece, is a dystopian science fiction novel not unlike Orange in its general mood and entertainment value, but far less cohesive aesthetically and forceful in its message.