Friday, September 25, 2009

"Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it." - Mark Twain

I read banned books. I know I'm such a rebel...

It's - Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read
September 26−October 3, 2009

So I challenge you to read a book from the top 100 banned or challenged books found here...

http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/challengedclassics/index.cfm

My choice is Kim by Rudyard Kipling...here is the description from amazon.com

In Kim, Kipling creates an exotic atmosphere, full of vivid characters and incidents, and immediately draws the reader into his strange world. The novel concerns a religious quest and a quest for identity, and includes both enlightenment and espionage, tranquillity and violence. It combines social, cultural, and political history with the hardships and goal of a travel book. Like Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha (1922), Somerset Maugham's The Razor's Edge (l944), and Iris Murdoch's The Sea, the Sea (1978), it is one of the rare European novels with a Buddhist theme. Kim and the lama, Dharma Bums on the Road, foreshadow the sprawling works of Jack Kerouac.

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