This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
If you'd check the methods in java.sql.Clob you'd see one that returns a String. It takes two parameters, the start and end of the substring. If you provide 0 and clob.length() that will get you the entire text.