We learn that a monster known to be a crazy bloodthirsty tornado of violence is really just a bit of a thinker. With claws.
#96 on Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009
1978 - Maryland - Challenged at Frederick County Schools for being "anti-christian, anti-moral, and violent."
California - At Wasco High School the principal felt it was "profane," and created a restricted list of books, this being the first and only book on the list. All students had to have parental permission before they could study the book.
Indiana - Challenged in an Indianapolis accelerated English class
1991 - Utah - Challenged as obscene in Farmington's Viewmont High School
1992 - New Jersey - Challenged but retained at Bass River Township's Pineland Regional High School for obscenities
1993 - Georgia - Challenged in Clayton County Schools in Jonesboro for being violent and graphic
1997 - Colorado - Challenged but retained at Douglas County schools for being obscene and violent. The school board also declined to create a book rating system.
2008 - Oregon - Challenged but retained at Sherwood School District for torture and mutilation
ALA. "Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009." Retrieved on 17 Aug 01 from http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/top-100-bannedchallenged-books-2000-2009
Doyle, Robert P. Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom to Read. ALA. 2014.
Gardner, John. Grendel. Vintage Books. New York, 1971.
"Dances and Dames." Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/