Shocking the Reader in American Psycho and A Clockwork Orange

The controversy surrounding Brett Easton Ellis’s American Psycho and Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange relates primarily to the central themes that are explored in both books. Nevertheless, the brutality and explicit expression that drench these novels is imperative in shocking the readers. Although it is not solely the violent content of the books that shocks, … Read moreShocking the Reader in American Psycho and A Clockwork Orange