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post #31 of 41
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Originally Posted by noludoru View Post
LotF if my favorite book. Ever. :p Well, my favorite for the category of drool-worth writing.. there are other categories of favorites, too.

But seriously, it always amazed me when we read it in class and the very people who I have seen mirror the behavior in LotF act so shocked and think it's crap fiction. However, some of those people don't really have the IQ to read much of anything, so I'm not surprised they cannot recognize a work of art when they see it. Or recognize themselves in the written word.. because the sad truth is that most, if not all, of us have it in us to be just like those boys, if not worse.

Anywho.... to the OP.. I will take you up on this. I think I'll read The Bluest Eye or the penguin one.
Oh, I love Lord of the Flies too! It's a great book, but it IS very disturbing...maybe that's why I love it. It shows human nature so truthfully and that's what scares me.
post #32 of 41
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Originally Posted by Bella713 View Post
The Gossip Girls books are on that list, I read them all Nothing deep that's for sure, just something simple to keep my mind off of other things
I usually grab 1 or 2 of the Gossip Girls books when I am at the library. I just finished reading one last week.

I read Catcher in the Rye and Of Mice and Men in middle and high school respectively. Nothing seemed horrible about them? :shrug:

"The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things" by Carolyn Mackler sounds pretty funny. I may see if that is at the library the next time I go. It sounds similar to the books I usually take out.
post #33 of 41
In my kids' 9th grade English class, they will be reading For Mice and Men, Lord of the Flies, and To Kill a Mockingbird. I'm reading TKAM right now so I can talk about it with them. I forgot how great that book is! Both my kids think it's good, and they don't like reading all that much.
post #34 of 41
I want to read Labors Untold Story by Richard Boyer & Herbert Morais. From what I know it is the most accurate account of american history but is banned in the US. I really want ot know why. If anyone in anouther country wants to risk sending it to me let me know.
post #35 of 41
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I want to read Labors Untold Story by Richard Boyer & Herbert Morais. From what I know it is the most accurate account of american history but is banned in the US. I really want ot know why. If anyone in anouther country wants to risk sending it to me let me know.
They have it at Amazon.com.
http://www.amazon.com/Labors-Untold-.../dp/0916180018
post #36 of 41
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Originally Posted by Essayons89 View Post

We tried to order it about a year ago. Acording to Amazon they were unable to deliver to the US. I have not checked back since then. If the policy has changed I will order it. Its been a year since I tried to get it. All I know is we were unable to get it. I read parts of it on Noam Chomsky's site but have yet to see the entire thing. I had a friend years ago who brought it back with him from England but I he would never let us borrow it to read. I have also heard that it is used as a teaching aid in other countries but not talked about here. I want to know why. What is in it that scares the government so much?
post #37 of 41
I don't see why you shouldn't be able to get it. I was looking at the people selling it and they are all in the US. The books were all used, I believe.

As far as I'm concerned the banning of any book is a violation of the First Amendment and should never, ever be allowed.

Edited to Add: I went through the ordering process at Barnes & Noble for a used copy from one of their sellers and didn't have any problems with it. I stopped before having to actually pay for it but nothing came up saying that it couldn't be shipped to a US address, if that helps.
post #38 of 41
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I've seen a copy of that at Revolution Books http://www.revolutionbooks.org/.

(YES I am totally aware of the irony of a Communist Book Store.)
post #39 of 41
There is a lot going on with "If I Did It", where OJ Simpson writes a 'hypothetical' account of the murders he got away with.

It was supposed to come out a year ago, but they recalled and destroyed it due to public outrage... Now it's coming out this week. A lot of bookstores were at first only going to carry it online, citing there wouldn't be enough demand (which is crap, the vast majority of books in bookstores are never going to sell). Then they've decided to carry it, but put it on the shelf, never on a display and with the spine facing out instead of the cover.
post #40 of 41
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
There is a lot going on with "If I Did It", where OJ Simpson writes a 'hypothetical' account of the murders he got away with.

It was supposed to come out a year ago, but they recalled and destroyed it due to public outrage... Now it's coming out this week. A lot of bookstores were at first only going to carry it online, citing there wouldn't be enough demand (which is crap, the vast majority of books in bookstores are never going to sell). Then they've decided to carry it, but put it on the shelf, never on a display and with the spine facing out instead of the cover.
Ah... so that's how If I Did It is going to be stocked.

I still have no idea why OJ thought that that would be okay to write.
post #41 of 41
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Originally Posted by lookingglass View Post
Ah... so that's how If I Did It is going to be stocked.

I still have no idea why OJ thought that that would be okay to write.
The same reason he thought it'd be okay "to do it."
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