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    Banned Book Week

    This was National Banned Book Week.

    Hope you celebrated appropriately. Do you have a favorite book that once was banned?



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    This must be a US event? It has passed me by...

    The Diary of Anne Frank springs to mind. Not a favourite, I have to admit, more of a 'must read'. I owned it when I was a youngster and didn't really appreciate it until my own children studied the holocaust at school. I read it with different eyes as an adult.

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    The newer, unedited version (because her father heavily edited before publication) is wonderful.

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    "Is it up, Rod?" Betty asked. "Is it up good and hard?"

    Peyton Place was the first naughty (sexy) book I ever read. Wowsie!

    http://mikejbonner.tripod.com/id1.html

    Lolita was pretty raunchy, too, for one so young and naive as was moi.


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    Well, I went to parochial school. Playboy was banned there. It's not a book, but in honor of banned book week I'll make the sacrifice and buy one. I might even read the articles this time.

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    Our local schools just took Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet off their reading lists because of complaints on how it sticks it to the Mormons.

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    Gary - was Celine's "Journey to the End of the Night" banned? I enjoyed that book quite a bit when I first read it about 10 years back.

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    Candy by Terry Southern. Candy was initially banned in England and France. The novel is actually a satire on pornography based on Candide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitty Foyle View Post
    "Is it up, Rod?" Betty asked. "Is it up good and hard?"

    Peyton Place was the first naughty (sexy) book I ever read. Wowsie!

    http://mikejbonner.tripod.com/id1.html

    Lolita was pretty raunchy, too, for one so young and naive as was moi.


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    Great link, Kitty. PP was the first adult book I read (at age 10, after sneaking it out of my grandmother's bookcase) followed by Mildred Pierce and I, the Jury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Wilshere View Post
    Gary - was Celine's "Journey to the End of the Night" banned? I enjoyed that book quite a bit when I first read it about 10 years back.
    Beats me, I'm afraid. I don't keep track of the schools' lists. The one I cited was big in the news here recently.

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