New Adventures of Queen Victoria by Pab Sungenis

New Adventures of Queen Victoria

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, about 2 years ago

    Don’t have time to read with so many books to ban.

  2. Kali39

    Kali39 said, about 2 years ago

    “Wow, this is the greatest book I’ve ever read! As soon as I’m finished, we must ban it immediately!”

  3. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Living in a bookshop is like living in a warehouse of explosives. Those shelves are ranked with the most furious combustibles in the world — the brains of men. —Roger Mifflin, “The Haunted Bookshop” by Christopher Morley

    Whereas Mifflin considered that a good thing, there are people who take the analogy literally and are threatened by books with brains.

  4. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I just re-read Fahrenheit 451 – still pertinent.

  5. Michael McMillan

    Michael McMillan said, about 2 years ago

    I read a column written by an author who wanted his books banned. By his theory, absolutely nothing is better for sales of a book than to have it banned somewhere. As soon as news of the banning gets out, people buy the book to see what the fuss is about.

  6. Kip W

    Kip W said, about 2 years ago

    Ballyhoo publicist Harry Reichenbach paid some kids to stand outside a shop window and leer at “September Morn” (according to Reichenbach), and then called a newspaper posing as an outraged citizen. The resulting manufactured scandal put sales of the undistinguished kitsch through the roof.

  7. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, about 2 years ago

    In an episode of Sit Down, Shut Up (the US version), almost all the books in the school library were banned, including the dictionary; it had words like “fellatio” and “evolution” in it.

  8. knitkitty

    knitkitty said, about 2 years ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    It’s been tried…
    http://bannedbooks.world.edu/2011/03/06/banned-book-awareness-uncle-toms-cabin-harriet-beecher-stowe/

  9. bibliotechnique

    bibliotechnique said, about 2 years ago

    As a librarian, I deal with this all the time. It’s not pleasant, especially when it’s coming from a holy roller.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    Some people have the strange idea if something is protested it should be removed. But that would eventually mean that our book shelves would be empty because some one some where will not like something published. You have freedom to not buy it, but not freedom to ban it.

  11. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @bibliotechnique

    Would the ‘holy rollers’ like to ban a book that promotes genocide, features stories about murder, marital infidelity, torture, and has erotic poetry?

    Yes, I’m talking about the Bible.
    Too many people who claim to know what it says seem to have never actually read the whole thing.

  12. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 2 years ago

    @NebulousRikulau

    One might say the Bible has been banned many times. Or not, depending on your definition of the Bible (Bible is Greek for ‘book’).


    According to ancient historians, the first Gospel was in ‘the language of the Hebrews’ but that Gospel has never been found and many modern historians say it never existed. It might have been the first banned Bible. The first preserved Gospels were in Greek. The Roman Church said everyone should read the Bible in Latin, not Greek, and deprecated the Greek Bible.


    Then the Protestants banned the Latin Bible. Then many sects banned the translations by other sects.


    Is banning one translation of the Bible the same as banning the Bible?


    I don’t know.

  13. Furienna

    Furienna said, about 2 years ago

    @NebulousRikulau

    True, many things in the Bible seems awful to people these days. “The song of songs”, however, is less controversial today than what it has been before.

  14. Wet & Soggy

    Wet & Soggy GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Coyoty

    may I have the address? I am looking for a place to move……..

  15. K M

    K M GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I figure there has to be more to it than that. But I do know that the books were all over at least one nearby middle school; with that many copies, I figure the teachers were actually assigning the book, or at least making it available.

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