I've never read A Clockwork Orange before, though I had a basic idea about the subject/plot. I can understand why a lot of people think it's brilliant. I can see why it's considered a classic by some. It just wasn't my cup of tea, having to push myself to finish. I woudn't say I regret reading it, I think we should push ourselves sometimes. And now I'll have a better understanding of pop culture references to the book. But, I sincerely doubt I'll ever pick it up again.