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Top 10 Banned Books Of The 20th Century

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Female, 13-17, Midwest US
 97 Posts
Saturday, October 27, 2007 6:29:54 PM
These can't banned now. I read in school To Kill a Mockingbird, reading this year The Cachter in the Rye and will read Grapes of Wrath next year.

Female, 13-17, Western US
 23 Posts
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 6:40:18 PM
I read Farenhieght 451 in school for Banned Books Week or whatever....it was really good, but confusing.
I have a copy, and it's in a glass case, along with all my Harry Potter books.

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1 Posts
Tuesday, October 23, 2007 8:22:33 PM
Most of you don't realize, but this was in the 20th century, which was in the 1900's. A lot of these books aren't banned now because the country is a bit more liberal than it used to be. Besides, most of these are classics that should be taught in schools.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 31 Posts
Tuesday, October 23, 2007 2:25:09 PM
Catcher in the Rye was brilliant.
YOU seem pointless.

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 579 Posts
Monday, October 22, 2007 5:06:02 PM
....1984 was the worsst book ever. Giant waste of my life. To kill a mockingbird wasn't bad. Catcher in the rye didnt really make much sense, just seemed pointless.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1051 Posts
Monday, October 22, 2007 9:44:57 AM
i read half the books in school. I guess my school was a rebel.

Male, 18-29, Australia
 467 Posts
Monday, October 22, 2007 3:16:22 AM
yeah it is VERY ironic that Farenheit 451 was banned.

I dont think they thought of that.

Female, 18-29, Canada
 868 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2007 8:47:28 PM
I think I have some new books on my to-read list.
Also, in Civics class (Politics) we watched the cartoon adaptation of Animal Farm. It was... interesting. I'd like to read the book.

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 316 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2007 8:27:25 PM
Uhhhh no most of those aren't banned

Female, 18-29, Southern US
 524 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2007 7:12:51 PM
I have not read most of these books, but I'd like to know why Ulysses was banned? I've heard decent things about that book.

Male, 18-29, Asia
 51 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2007 7:05:16 PM
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, should be on the list , it is a wonderful banned book, but not banned anymore like many of these. Many of these are banned in a certain time period because they went againt the norm , or said something the goverment didn't approve.

Male, 13-17, Asia
 556 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2007 7:00:21 PM
those books arent banned

Female, 18-29, Southern US
 103 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2007 5:49:42 PM
Oh yah, I do know that Animal Farm isn't on there, but it's considered contorversial, and if you do not know by chance, Animal Farm and 1984 are both by George Orwell. I <3 him!!!

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 67 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2007 5:48:32 PM
"I still do not know why you would ban Catcher in the Rye, or To Kill a Mockingbird."

To Kill a Mockingbird is often challenged by schools because of the fact that it has frequent usage of racial slurs, as well as a rather uncomfortably vivid description of rape in it. Silly, conservative PTA members thinking their kids don't hear this stuff already.

Catcher in The Rye is often prohibited for the same reasons: silly parents and/or administrators not wanting kids to read about premarital sex, offensive language, alcohol abuse, and prostitution.

A vast majority of books that have been banned/are banned are banned because they're thought of as inappropriate for students to read.

Female, 18-29, Southern US
 103 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2007 5:47:38 PM
Wow. I already knew that Fahrenheit 451 and To Kill A Mocking Bird were banned, but 1984??? Lol. I had to read the latter in 10th grade, and Fahrenheit 451 last year (and way before then), and I read 1984 by choice, and I plan to start reading Animal Farm soon enough. But really now, I didn't much care for To KilL A Mocking Bird, 'twas quite drawn out and boring. XD

Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 290 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2007 4:59:35 PM
I still do not know why you would ban Catcher in the Rye, or To Kill a Mockingbird.

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 247 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2007 4:30:12 PM
1984...brilliant novel.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 105 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2007 3:59:27 PM
The idea behind our government, Foob, is that there is a theory that at least 15% of americans are idiots. Are these people we can afford to have unrepresented in office?
I think not.

I find it morbidly ironic that 1984 was banned at some point. That's exactly the kind of Big Brotheresque actions that are DESCRIBED IN THE BOOK.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 640 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2007 2:30:56 PM
The Grapes of Wrath???? I read that in school!!!

Male, 13-17, Canada
 286 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2007 2:29:00 PM
those books were banned in the 20th century (1900's), they arent banned anymore.

Female, 60-69, Europe
 3283 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2007 2:28:45 PM
I've read four, tried to read The Naked Lunch and Lady Chatterly's lover, and never tried the other four.
The Naked Lunch is f*cked up.

Female, 18-29, S. America
 114 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2007 2:20:27 PM
Kairobert I really don't know why are you sayung that, perhaps to sound "cool" that you've read the Qu'ran but honestly, it is by no means a racist nor violent book and if you really believe that, I would want you to read the Bible very closely with the same type of "ignorant set mind" that you read the Qu'ran and you will find some resemblances in "violence and racism"...but I guess that is what you get when you buy a cheap translation...

And with that said, for those who asked...Mein Kampf is not banned in here (US), one can get it at Barnes and Noble (and it's not even expensive). Somebody should post a currently banned book list (but that has more variety other than English language books, there are very good banned Russian books)...would be interesting :)

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 49 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2007 1:44:31 PM
Ha, it's so ironic how Farenheit 451 was banned. It's also one of my favorite books.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 297 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2007 1:16:08 PM
I've read several of them, but not all. I guess I'll have to go and buy the ones that I haven't read.

Book banning.......

Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 83 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2007 1:13:40 PM

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