Vying to be the "filthiest people in the world," a couple dealing in child trafficking attacks a violent cannibalistic family. Fun for the whole family.Read More
When a black man kills the men who raped his daughter, a small southern town loses its damn mind.
#67 on ALA's Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009
2005 - North Dakota - Challenged but retained at Fargo North High School advanced English classes despite complaints of graphic rape and murder scenes
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.
Grisham, John. A Time to Kill. Doubleday. New York, 1989.
"Dances and Dames." Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
A group of young girls become a frightening force for feminism as we discuss Lois Duncan, water heater's breaking, and dude's being jerks.
1997 - West Virginia - Removed along with 16 other title from Jackson County school libraries
2000 - Virginia - removed from Fairfax County middle school libraries for violence, risky behaviors, and "seeks to prejudice young vulnerable minds on several issues"
2005 - Indiana - Challenged at Lowell Middle School for profanity and sexual content
2007 - New Mexico - Superintendent of Clovis Municipal Schools removed the book from elementary schools after rumors of parent's displeasure and having a formal review which found issues with language and "suggestive material." Duncan (author) agreed the book was not for elementary schools.
Book covers many challenging topics such as sex, language, domestic violence, feminism, anti-feminism, rape, murder, violence, vigilante behavior, sexism, abortion
Doyle, Robert P. "Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom to Read."
Can Smilla solve the mystery of the young boy's death and defeat the space worms? I dunno.
"Dances and Dames"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
A bunch of kids decide it would be funny to kidnap their teacher but everything goes horribly wrong, mostly because one of them is Bonkers McCrazynuts.
Contains violence, murder, drinking, drugs, lying to authority, peer pressure and smoking
#25 on Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009
1988 - California - Challenged at the Sinnott Elementary School in Milpitas for containing "needlessly foul" language and had no "redeeming qualities"
1992 - California - Removed from Bonsall Middle School eighth-grade reading list because of violence and profanity
1995 - Pennsylvania - Challenged ain the Shenandoah Valley Junior-Senior High School curriculum for violence, language, and unflattering references to God
2000 - Pennsylvania - Challenged in a Bristol Borough middle school for violence and language
2001 - South Carolina - Greenville school board voted to keep the book
A rich couple start murdering everybody so they can cut as much timber as possible in 1930s North Carolina. In between all the murder and death are weird sections with an eagle, a lot about logging in Appalachia, and land deals surrounding the creation of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. And the eagle fights a dragon. Just have to squeeze that in.
Outside of critics of the movie starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence to keep away from theaters, the book has been pretty well received.
That being said, the book starts off with a pretty gruesome murder by knife fight and doesn't hold back about the reality of logging in the early 20th century. Folks die and are maimed by the job.
Other issues addressed include society's double standard about teen pregnancy, miscarriages, sexual situations, issues with authority, religious ideas, paganism, and various dubious business practices.
The marriage of two crazy people falling down the rabbit hole of insanity.