Joined: 06 August 2005
Do you know september is celebrated as a banned book month?
Celebrating the Freedom to Read is observed during the last week of september through out the world.
You will be surprised to notice that some of your favourite books which are now classic and are essential to a proper library were banned once
And here is their list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–2000:
One of my favourite 'controversial', 'challenged', and downright 'banned' book is To kill a mocking Bird..It's amazing that, even in this day and age, perfectly harmless books like Harry Potter have been challenged and attempted to be suppressed
Neway my question is what are your thoughts on banned books? What kind of books really should be banned? Should any be banned?
Joined: 27 March 2006
great topic =]
Neway my question is what are your thoughts on banned books?-i think its ridculously why people ban books. books are suppose to educate people. they bring out different point of view.
serioussly people, if you don't like a certain book, then dont read it!! why rain on someones' parade who must have spent like years writing it!??
What kind of books really should be banned? Should any be banned? -i have to admit, i wish i can ban some books. books that promote racism and double standards.
but im going to stick to my view and say no, no books should be banned. if you dont like certain books, then dont read it!!
btw. most of the books in the top 30, i have read during my high school years. thts pretty ironic. and i kind of like that school are not so controversial on the books part.
Joined: 22 January 2005
Neway my question is what are your thoughts on banned books?
I think they are just controversial however some of the books mentioned are favourites of many people so this proves that the only reason they are in dis list is bec everyone has a different taste!
What kind of books really should be banned?
None actually, bec everyone has a different taste and like to read different books!
Should any be banned?
No bec every book is diffferent and has something new!
Joined: 23 November 2004
Joined: 06 August 2005
ya...HP is in the list..though I can't imagine why anyone would want to suppress the Harry Potter books. For all the fantasy books and movies having to do with magic or "witchcraft" that are so popular and actually quite educational, why should people feel offended or worried about Harry Potter? Especially in this day and age, that is the one that baffles me the most....may b its because of witchcraft
I think people have the rights do read what they want, if they don't like it, don't read it.
But I do not know if books like Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf has gotten banned from public libraries, but, , do you think most people would defend for Mein Kampf as strongly as with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?(Which was banned once)
Somehow I cannot understand how books like Mark Twain's The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn get banned, yet magazines like Playboy and Penthouse sell at the common convenience store, and immense violence features on basic television and video games.
I think that censorship or basically blaming a book for inciting any sort of violence is an ill-aimed panacea.Sweeping things under the rug doesn't make them go away, the accumulation will just trip you up and come back to haunt you.
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