Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Fascinating Mug Shots Of Characters From Banned Books
Banned Books Week is well underway -- we hope you're
celebrating accordingly by reading Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man," J.D. Salinger's
"Catcher in the Rye," or another literary classic that has been, for
one reason or another, challenged by school districts or libraries.
Earlier this week, we examined the top reasons why books are banned, the foremost being sexually explicit
language. Violence, drugs, and "religious viewpoint" are other
frequently cited reasons. Continue reading...