thanks Pragya!) I don't agree with censorship in any form, so to celebrate this week, let's take a look at my Forbidden Bookshelf of Banned Books!
Brave New World has apparently been singled out and banned for various reasons, which astounds me. I love this book - it haunts me and I re-read it regularly.
The DaVinci Code has been banned and caused religious people all over the world to go into a flutter, which can only be a good thing as far as I'm concerned. There are also old favorites like Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. I would not in the least be surprised if my old favorites, the Tarzan books by Edgar Rice Burroughs were on a list somewhere, as well as the infamous Gor novels, a number of which I have read. Of Mice and Men and The Metamorphosis are on lists as well. These are all books I have personally read.
There are plenty of wonderful books that have been banned, have caused an uproar, and generally upset people. I support this whole-heartedly - if people are not stirred up, they will not ever grow. Support literature, support learning - take a stand against banning books!