I just finished reading 'A Clockwork Orange' by Anthony Burgess. One aspect of this book that I found very unique and enjoyable is the way Burgess transformed himself into the voice of Alex, or 'your humble narrator'. I'm not sure how he did it, but the way he uses his own made up 'droogy' language and the way he refers to the reader as, 'oh my brothers', gave me a strong feeling like the narrator was talking directly to me and therefore I felt closer to the book. Did anyone else read this book and get the same experience? If so, did you enjoy that closeness or think it was a technique that attempted but failed?
I've been reading many books lately and several of them, if not all of them, were written in first person. "On the Road", "Big Sur", "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", "The Rum Diary", "Huckleberry Finn", and a few others. But none of these books had the same effect on me as "A Clockwork Orange". Well maybe "Huck Finn" did a little, but not as much. I guess it's all about creating a real voice with which the reader can identify. So I guess to sum it up the voice of Alex from 'Clockwork' and Huck from 'Huck Finn' would be two of my favorites. Anybody have any others that they feel would beat out the two I've just mentioned?