Alex (A Clockwork Orange) Alex is the protagonist/ narrator in Anthony Burgess’ compelling 1962 bestselling novel, A Clockwork Orange, adapted by Stanley Kubrick in 1971 into an equally riveting, award winning film of the same name. Alex and his juvenile delinquent pals (“droogs”) live in a vaguely futuristic British society overrun with narcissistic youthful violence that the State tries its best to control by one means or another. Alex is a leader among his peers – he calls the shots and enforces the rules – and this includes malice and mayhem of every variety. Our primeval anti-hero is capable of theft, assault, rape, murder and just about anything else that might occur to him, all cheerfully accompanied by the majestic chords of Beethoven that are so beloved to him. Alex is eventually apprehended by the authorities and incarcerated; he then becomes a subject for state-administered aversion therapy, designed to make even the thought of violence abhorrent and nauseating to him. Unfortunately, the therapy is doled out with the music of – you guessed it – Beethoven. Suddenly the only beauty (albeit indefinable as such) in his life goes the way of the bad – and what is left of Alex?! Can evil be trumped outside the definition of free will? Is human nature malleable? Is violence an inevitable part of the human psyche? Is innocence attainable, let alone retrievable? Mr. Burgess and Mr. Kubrick disagreed on his final fate – we will leave it to you to decide. There is no question, however, of the indelibility of Alex’s mark upon his world.
Alex - a song by Ghostface Killah
Alex Chilton - a song by The Replacements
Bye, Bye, Alex - a song by Die Toten Hosen
Smart Alex - a song by The Adicts
Alex and Lulu: Two of a Kind (Lorena Siminovich) - Meet best friends Alex and Lulu. Alex loves having noisy, exciting adventures, and Lulu likes painting and making things. Even though they are different, they always have fun together. Until Alex begins to worry that they might be TOO different — that they might actually be opposites! Discover what opposites really are in this quirky story that celebrates differences. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand (Liz & Jay Scott) - Using rhymes and bright, whimsical pictures, Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand tells a sweet, true story of a little girl named Alex. Faced with a problem, she comes up with a plan—she will sell lemonade from a lemonade stand. This story shows how the small act of one person can have an impact on many people. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Alex and the Amazing Time Machine (Rich Cohen) - Alex Trumble is a pretty ordinary kid—except for the fact that his IQ borders on genius, and he loves to read books on vortexes and time travel. But when two angry hit men kidnap his big brother Steven, Alex’s life changes fast. Inventing a time machine (using an iPod, mirrors, duct tape, and a laser pointer) is only half the battle. With the help of the time-bending Dingus, Alex and his best friend Todd must travel back in time to collect clues, outwit the bad guys, and race against the clock to save his family from total oblivion. Recommended for ages 8-12.
Alex the Alligator (Melissa Story Haycraft) - Alex the Alligator was different than his family. He wanted to be friends with all the animals in the swamp. After setting out to find new friends, Alex learns of a dangerous plot against his father. Will he be able to convince the other swamp animals to protect his dad in time? Recommended for ages 4-8.
Alex the Ant Goes to the Beach (Eric Wayne Dickey) - Incorporating adventure and science, Alex the Ant Goes to the Beach is about a young and curious ant named Alex who aspires to be a great scout for Queen Aziza. He dons his sailor suit and eagerly volunteers as a lookout for the beach work crew. Along the way, Alex is warned by Aloysius, the old sea captain, about the dangers that lurk in the world outside the safety of their home called Underwood. This children s picture book introduces young entomologists to the ecology of ants and is a delight to readers of all ages. Recommended for ages 5-7.
Run Alex Run (Natalie Finnigan) - Alex, Dragon and Spider all love to race, but can't agree on what sort of race to have. Will they find a race to suit them all? And what could the winner's prize be? Recommended for ages 2-6.
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