'A Clockwork Orange' cover. Veronique Rolland.
I recently attempted to read 'A Clockwork Orange', then surrendered after 10 pages. But I did become attached to the cover, even though I failed to read the text. Having been familiar with film I feel I'm just qualified enough to discuss the meaning behind the image.
I think the decision not to use an image of the main character is an interesting one, as thats what is predominately used for the film and the different editions of the book. I like how just a simple, sterile image is used, representing the cleansing of the character's mind. By knowing the story, it feels like the madness is hidden.