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Enjoyed A Clockwork Orange? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to A Clockwork Orange. Here are 8 books that you may like if you liked A Clockwork Orange.

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World War Z
An Oral History of the Zombie War
Max Brooks - 2006-09-12
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This acclaimed book takes you on a journey across the globe during the Zombie War, featuring firsthand accounts from survivors who witnessed the end of the world. Through interviews with men, women, and children who faced the horrors of the apocalypse, you'll experience the full scope of this epochal event. This chronicle provides a hauntingly immediate look at the human dimension of one of the biggest catastrophes in history, and asks important questions about our capacity for personal detachment from history.
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George Orwell - 2022-07-01 (first published in 1949)
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This influential text from the 20th century delves into a dark and dystopian world unlike any other. Written in 1949 by political satirist George Orwell, the novel portrays a totalitarian society that is both bureaucratic and terrifying. The author's foresight in predicting the future of modern life is remarkable, with themes that are still relevant today. Taking readers through a journey of surveillance, propaganda, and isolation, it is no wonder why 1984 is among the most terrifying novels ever written. A must-read for those seeking a thought-provoking exploration of individuality and the true extent of government control.
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Oryx and Crake
Margaret Atwood - 2004-03-30 (first published in 2003)
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A post-apocalyptic world where one man may be the last human alive. Snowman, also known as Jimmy, mourns the death of his best friend and the love of his life, Oryx. In search of answers, Snowman embarks on a journey with the help of genetically engineered children through a lush wilderness that was once a great city. Margaret Atwood's thought-provoking tale is a compelling vision of the future that is both familiar and beyond our imagination.
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The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood - 1998-04-01 (first published in 1985)
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This feminist dystopian novel explores life in the Republic of Gilead - a future United States where a monotheocracy takes the Book of Genesis literally, leading to bizarre consequences for the population. Follow the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids living under the new social order, as she reveals dark corners behind the establishment's calm facade. With scathing satire, a dire warning, and poignant prose, this unforgettable classic is Margaret Atwood at her best.
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Lord of the Flies
William Golding - 1999-10-01 (first published in 1954)
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A group of schoolboys are stranded on an uncharted island with no adult supervision in the midst of a world war. Excited by their newfound freedom, they attempt to create their own society but fail in the face of terror, sin, and evil. As order collapses and fear reigns, the hope of adventure and rescue becomes more distant. Labeled a parable and allegory of the darkness in man's heart, this unforgettable novel can be enjoyed by all.
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Harry Khachatrian
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Yevgeny Zamyatin - 1993-01-01 (first published in 1924)
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A powerful dystopian novel set in a totalitarian society where citizens live without creativity and passion. One man's discovery of an individual soul brings forth a cry for individual freedom in a glass-enclosed city ruled by the all-powerful 'Benefactor.' This classic work of science fiction inspired George Orwell's 1984 and remains a vivid portrayal of a future world. Clarence Brown's translation is based on the corrected text of the novel that was suppressed for many years in Russia.
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Michael McFaul
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Cloud Atlas
David Mitchell - 2004-08-17
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Explore fundamental questions of reality and identity in this brilliantly original adventure that jumps through time and space. From an American notary voyaging in 1850 to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii, the story weaves together the fates of disparate characters and reveals how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky. With daring artistry and mind-bending philosophical and scientific speculation, Cloud Atlas is an unforgettable tour de force that has transcended its cult classic status to become a worldwide phenomenon.
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The Wanting Seed
Anthony Burgess - 1996-12-17 (first published in 1962)
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A dystopian tale set in a world where homosexuality is celebrated and family limitation is enforced. Follow Tristram Foxe and Beatrice-Joanna as their skyscraper world descends into cannibalistic dining-clubs, fertility rituals, and war. Darkly humorous yet serious, this novel is a must-read for fans of dystopian fiction.