Henry Miller's infamous once banned book 'Tropic of Cancer' at the moment, and before I started reading it I searched for people reviewing the book on podcasts and what they thought of it, and I stumbled across a podcast on Apple Podcasts about banned books, which is also available to watch on You Tube, which I found interesting, even though there are books they review that I probably wouldn't consider reading no matter how long I lived, such as 'American Psycho', which oddly enough is one of the books featured in a book I own titled '1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die', with the 'American Psycho' book's cover artwork featured on the cover of that book.
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And once they mentioned the Psycho likes to review Phil Colins' songs throughout the book, that was just way too much for my stomach to take;-)The Clockwork Orange Effect?
I've got to say that I'll probably be giving away Miller's book to a secondhand bookstore when I finish it, but I'm glad that I have nearly finished reading a book that I've had sitting unread on my bookshelf for years, just to finally read what all the fuss was about ... but that is a totally different kind of book to 'American Psycho' a book I'm not interested in reading in the least just to see what all the fuss is about.
I was surprised to see that 'MAUS' was banned (in some American Schools it turns out) having read it years ago and being from a part Jewish secular family background myself.
I can understand not having the book in a junior school's library, but high school libraries I can't see the problem.
I don't know what it was about the 90s with books like 'American Psycho' and films like Stone's 'Natural Born Killers' being in vogue at the time, and seemingly backfiring badly with the crimes that followed afterwards.
"From almost the moment of its release, the film has been accused of encouraging and inspiring numerous murderers in North America, including the Heath High School shooting and the Columbine High School massacre. The Columbine killers even code-named their attack: "NBK", an acronym for Natural Born Killers."Time Enough at Last?⏰💀
I'm looking forward to hearing more episodes of the banned books podcast ... just not to reading all the books they review.
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