Hard to believe its that time of year again, hard to believe that Banned Book Week 2013 is almost upon us once again. My thanks to our gracious host, Sheila @ BOOK JOURNEY, who because of prior commitment is holding her Banned Book events a week earlier than the actual start of Banned Book Week.
- Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint. Banned in Australia (and I believe America) in 1969 due to the 'lurid sexual detail' and 'crude language'.The ban was lifted in 1971. See Michelle @ VintageCobweb's review HERE and Brian at Babbling Books HERE
- Anne Frank: A Diary Of A Young Girl and Judy Bloom's Tiger Eyes. See Melissa @ Books and Things thoughts HERE.
- Considered 'too shocking' and rejected as 'a pile of iniquity' after 45 years The Art Of Joy by Goliarda Sapienza is finally to be published in Britain. Full story HERE
- Banned in certain parts of Australia, Tampa by Alissa Nutting. A debut novel about a female teacher who grooms her 14 year old pupil, it has been described as 'disgusting' and 'sickening'. See article by Guardian reporter Emine Saner HERE
Next up .....
- With thanks to Kelly for the links to these two videos ....
- For its offensive language and graphic sexual content, EL James's Fifty Shades Of Grey trilogy
- Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why: drugs, alcohol, smoking, sexually explicit, suicide
- Dav Pikey's Captain Underpants books: offensive language, unsuitable for age group
- The popular The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie: offensive language, racism, sexually explicit
- Toni Morrison's Beloved - sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence.
In addition I would also urge that if you are reading this on any other page you contact the original blog owner/reviewer.