A man trying to escape prison finds himself locked up in the worst way in this psychadelic novel about conformity, individuality, and sanity.
#49 ALA's Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009
1971 - Colorado - Challenged in Greenley public school district as non-required reading.
1974 - Ohio - Five residents sued the board of education to remove the book from classrooms, saying it was "pornographic" and ”glorifies criminal activity, has a tendency to corrupt juveniles, and contains descriptions of bestiality, bizarre violence, and torture, dismemberment, death, and human elimination."
New York - removed from Randolph public schools
Oklahoma - removed from Alton public schools
1977 - Maine - Removed from required reading list in Westport
1978 - Idaho - Banned from Freemont High School in St. Anthony and the instructor was terminated.
1982 - New Hampshire - challenged in Merrimack high school
1986 - Washington - challenged but retained in Aberdeen high school for use in honors English for promoting "secular humanism"
2000 - California - Parents at the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District complained about profanity and sexual situations and petitioned to have the book removed. Parent of children aged 7,8, and 17 Anna Marie Buckner said "It teaches how very easy it is to smother somebody. I don't want to put these kinds of images in children's minds. They're going to think that when they get mad at their parents, they can just ax them out."
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