Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange, asks his editor (Hunter S. Thompson) if he could submit a novella instead of a “thinkpiece” to Rolling Stone. Hunter S. Thompson brutally tears him apart.
“There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie,
and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our
rassoodocks what to do with the evening. The Korova milkbar sold
milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what
we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit
of the old ultra-violence.”