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http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/apr/12/brave-new-world-challenged-books?CMP=twt_gu


1. And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson

Reasons: Homosexuality, religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group

2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence

3. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Reasons: Insensitivity, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit

4. Crank by Ellen Hopkins

Reasons: Drugs, offensive language, sexually explicit

5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Reasons: Sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence

6. Lush by Natasha Friend

Reasons: Drugs, offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

7. What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones

Reasons: Sexism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

8. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America by Barbara Ehrenreich

Reasons: Drugs, inaccurate, offensive language, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint

9. Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology edited by Amy Sonnie

Reasons: Homosexuality, sexually explicit

10. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Reasons: Religious viewpoint, violence



That's my summer reading schedule sorted!
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#3
Definitely read Brave New World. It's really great.
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Quote by Eastwinn
Definitely read Brave New World. It's really great.

But it's "insensitive" and has bad words! It is truly a scurge on our society!
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#7
How the hell could they want Brave New World banned? It's a genius book.

Edit: The Hunger Games looks like it could be a good read too. Man, I need to get back into reading
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#8
Now this is my new must read list.

edit: I've read Brave New World and Twilight is something I just won't read. I will also not take my time reading books about homosexual love(e.g. Twilight).
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#9
Oh, then Sherman Alexie is an interesting author. I've only read a little piece of the book on that list, but I liked it. So I guess read that one first
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Read it several times already. It's one of my all-time favourites, as it happens.


EDIT: I'll skip Twilight though.

To be fair if you're going to read ANY book at all from the series, the first is the most well-written. which isn't saying much...
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I thought the Qur'an would be first on that list.
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Thanks.




I'm surprised that there's not more "socialist" literature, or novels with more revolutionary themes... most of the things on that list seem fairly trivial, really.
#16
I wished they diverted some of their efforts from banning books to banning guns instead.


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#18
Quote by Eastwinn
Definitely read Brave New World. It's really great.


Read that, Orwell's "Animal Farm" and "1984" and Erich Fromme's "Escape from Freedom."

They actually had an obscenity trail for James Joyce's "Ulysses." The irony is that the evangelical nutbars that wanted that book banned didn't read on a high enough grade level to understand it. "It is new, therefore I fear it." The latter is a line from a Saturday Night Live skit, but so true. Can't have the masses thinking for themselves. That's too dangerous to our corporate aristocrats.
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I thought the Qur'an would be first on that list.


That's pretty funny because if you want a book that shouldn't be allowed to be viewed by minors it is the Bible, which is jam packed with perverse sex that would give Larry Flynt pause as well as oodles of very descriptive violence.

Yeah, the Quran is crap, but so is all religion. The sooner people stop being so susceptible to those fairy tales the more progress society will make and the happier people will be.
#20
Kind of misleading to say that Americans want them banned because if it's anything like complaints to the FCC then it's only a small group of people/nutjobs making the complaints.
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If they don't like the books why don't they just not read them?
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That's pretty funny because if you want a book that shouldn't be allowed to be viewed by minors it is the Bible, which is jam packed with perverse sex that would give Larry Flynt pause as well as oodles of very descriptive violence.

Yeah, the Quran is crap, but so is all religion. The sooner people stop being so susceptible to those fairy tales the more progress society will make and the happier people will be.

I remember when I was 14 too.
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F****** Americans. "I don't like what you're talking about, so I'm going to make sure it's like that stuff doesn't exist". It's all a bit Helen Lovejoy: "Won't somebody think of the children?" F*** that. Further proof alot of people are beyond ignorant.

On the sidenote of religion, I'd have no problem if people would actually follow the ideas, like forgiveness and kindness and whatnot. But too many don't. They treat their religion like an insurance policy, to make sure they don't go to "Hell" becauase "I went to church every Sunday".
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#27
My 2 cents I would have 0 problems with my kids reading any of those. Altough I would definitely steer them away from Twilight just because its awful. That would be the only time I recommend a movie version over a book lol its shorter.

But yeah if my children wanted to read any of those books I would probably be like ok cool. I dont believe in banning books.

P.S: I am American lol.
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F****** Americans. "I don't like what you're talking about, so I'm going to make sure it's like that stuff doesn't exist". It's all a bit Helen Lovejoy: "Won't somebody think of the children?" F*** that. Further proof alot of people are beyond ignorant.

On the sidenote of religion, I'd have no problem if people would actually follow the ideas, like forgiveness and kindness and whatnot. But too many don't. They treat their religion like an insurance policy, to make sure they don't go to "Hell" becauase "I went to church every Sunday".


Well it's not like a majority of Americans DO want the books banned, it's just that out of the campaigns to ban books, those ones are top. They could have done this study in any country and have similar results.

With you 100% on religion, there are good reasons to be religious, but I have less than zero respect for the people who are "good" just so they can go to heaven.

Weirdly, the only book up there I've read was Nickel and Dimed (for school--its non-fiction if you didn't know). My friend, who grew up rather poor, was pretty offended that a well-off white lady worked crappy jobs for three months then pretended she understood living in poverty. Trying to ban it for drugs though? There is one footnote about a drug test. I wonder if the idiots even read any of these books. Ah who am I kidding, of course they didn't, that would lead to an informed and rational discourse (the province of SATAN).
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I should write an extremely insensitive, sexually explicit, offensive and abhorrently violent book with lots of "bad language" and tons of bashing on religion and politics with a couple of drops of racism, drugs and dragons.
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I wouldn't mind if they banned nickel and dimed. what a dumb book. and that's coming from a self-proclaimed liberal.
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I should write an extremely insensitive, sexually explicit, offensive and abhorrently violent book with lots of "bad language" and tons of bashing on religion and politics with a couple of drops of racism, drugs and dragons.


the bible?
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Quote by timeforheroes
F****** Americans. "I don't like what you're talking about, so I'm going to make sure it's like that stuff doesn't exist". It's all a bit Helen Lovejoy: "Won't somebody think of the children?" F*** that. Further proof alot of people are beyond ignorant.

On the sidenote of religion, I'd have no problem if people would actually follow the ideas, like forgiveness and kindness and whatnot. But too many don't. They treat their religion like an insurance policy, to make sure they don't go to "Hell" becauase "I went to church every Sunday".


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nickel and dimed was an amazing insight into the American economy! No wonder it's getting banned.
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#36
It seems the list-makers havent read American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, it blows most of those books away when it comes to violence, sex, sexism and racism.
#37
I'm all for banning Twilight, but Crank was a great book, it's still on my bookshelf.
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That's pretty funny because if you want a book that shouldn't be allowed to be viewed by minors it is the Bible, which is jam packed with perverse sex that would give Larry Flynt pause as well as oodles of very descriptive violence.

Yeah, the Quran is crap, but so is all religion. The sooner people stop being so susceptible to those fairy tales the more progress society will make and the happier people will be.


yeah, worked for Russians and the Chinese.

wait ... no ... no it didn't.

look, you're just as dumb as pat Robertson who is on my TV at the mo'. you think if EVERYONE just had your worldview things would be great because you've got it all figured out and everyone else is wrong. shut up. just let people do whatever they want to be happy. if that means worshipping ants, let them.
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As insightful to your POV as that is, I'd be grateful if you could provide some words of opinion with that. And yes, I realise the majority of Americans don't act like that, but anyone acting like that is a tool. Pure and simple.
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yeah, worked for Russians and the Chinese.

wait ... no ... no it didn't.

look, you're just as dumb as pat Robertson who is on my TV at the mo'. you think if EVERYONE just had your worldview things would be great because you've got it all figured out and everyone else is wrong. shut up. just let people do whatever they want to be happy. if that means worshipping ants, let them.

I, for one, welcome our new ant overlords....
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