A voyage of the Banned!

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Bryan is an artist, father, husband, and son (not really in that order). He works for the Department of Vetern's Affairs and writes and administers The Fireside Post with his father, Ohg Rea Tone. His writings have not been published, though they have been printed a lot.

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A voyage of the Banned!


Banned BooksIt is National Banned Books Week, according to the American Library Association. I saw the title of this post on a poster at the local Library. What a great chance to stop and remember the great pieces of literature that have made this prestigious list…

  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  • Curses, Hexes, and Spells by Daniel Cohen
  • Daddy’s Roommate by Michael Willhoite
  • Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck
  • Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure) by John Cleland
  • Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  • How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
  • Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Little Red Riding Hood by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  • Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
  • The Shining by Stephen King
  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
  • Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary by the Merriam-Webster Editorial Staff

Any favorites that aren’t on the list? This is a great way to build a reading list!


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  1. Bryan: I would consider it an HONOUR to make this list. I remember once I did a presentation to a high school class and I told them I was going to read to them from one of the most banned books of all time. They got ready for some smutty excerpt and I read the opening sentence of this lascivious tome:

    “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth…”

    Needless to say, it set them back on their heels a bit.

    Thanks for this post, this is an important topic and should not be relegated to one week out of the year…

  2. Thanks, Cliff! I forgot J.D. Salinger’s “The Catcher In The Rye,” one of my favorites.

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