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Go on… Read a banned book… They won’t bite!

Banned Books

Stephen King, renowned fiction writer and author of scary dog book Cujo, was featured in Falvey’s Banned Books display, “Closing Books Shuts Out Ideas.” Some of the reasons offered for banning King’s fiction classics, from Carrie to The Shining, are that the books are “corruptive and obscene” and “profane and sexually objectionable.”

Joanne Quinn and Bill Greene, with help from Laura Hutelmyer, organized the first floor display, which was up through the beginning of November. 

Photograph by Alice Bampton

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  1. Comment by Elizabeth Coppola — October 21, 2008 @ 12:14 pm

    As an advocate of free speech, I appreciated banned books… but I cannot help wondering why the books are not more controversial. I am sure Marquis de Sade’s “120 Days of Sodom” or “The Satanic Bible” will evoke stronger reactions.

  2. Comment by jolsen — November 21, 2008 @ 3:31 pm

    Good comment. This year the focus was on Stephen King’s books.

    The list of banned books is long and extensive.

  3. Comment by Fiera — January 21, 2009 @ 5:20 pm

    I believe people who ban books are narrow-minded and selfish. No one said you had to like/agree with the book. No one said you had to read it. So get over it and let other people make up their own minds.

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