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(LA Times)   Parent's complaint gets Stephen King book removed from high school. But sometimes they come back   (latimes.com) divider line 27
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2012-10-28 03:31:35 PM  
6 votes:
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2012-10-28 02:50:05 PM  
4 votes:
But I wonder what would happen if I demanded the bible be removed for being racist, sexist, implicitly condoning rape and genocide, and supporting incest, necrophilia, homosexuality, scatophilic sex, and murder.
2012-10-28 02:54:27 PM  
3 votes:
Different Seasons? Really? Wowza. People really need to stop dictating what others can and cannot do. Don't like it? Don't farking read it, asshole. Annoying parents are annoying.
2012-10-28 03:05:02 PM  
2 votes:
Ah yes, rather than monitoring what your kids read and observe, we'll control what all the kids read and observe. After all, it's the system's job to raise your kids, not yours.

Small, small minds with foolish notions.
2012-10-29 12:18:17 AM  
1 votes:

kemosabe: I bet it was a girl that complained.

*clicks link*

I'm like psychic and stuff.


You know how I know you suck at reading?

FTFA: a rape scene in one story led to a complaint from a parent at Rocklin High School.

A school committee voted to pull the book from the library shelves, with only 17-year-old senior Amanda Wong dissenting. The other members of the committee, all adults, reportedly didn't even read the book through before voting.

Amanda complained to the school board and got results. The superintendent ordered the book placed back on the shelves while a districtwide committee considers the matter. That committee should recommend keeping the book.

*this is your confused dog face*
2012-10-28 09:06:47 PM  
1 votes:

Uchiha_Cycliste: I read IT in 6th grade, took all semester. =D. Read Pet Cemetery in 4th grade after Jurassic Park.


I read IT in 12th grade(When it came out). I was so taken by it that I read it in something like 4 days. Loaned it to a friend who decided it was just too much book for a busy, partying High Schooler. I got it back and re-read it again in another 4 days. God I love that book. Never actually got around to watching the movie, just bits and pieces.
2012-10-28 06:09:09 PM  
1 votes:

whidbey: prince of peas: Anyone notice that the article correctly identifies the book as "Different Seasons", but it is called "Dark Seasons" in the photo caption?

Must be from the alternate universe.


It's the crimson king's personal copy, or Randall Flagg changed it.
2012-10-28 06:08:37 PM  
1 votes:

eraser8: Krymson Tyde: 'Two of its stories have been made into movies: "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Stand by Me."'
Apt Pupil?

More to the point: this is stupid.

I'm probably the one person in North America who disliked The Shawshank Redemption. But, I really did. I thought it was crap. The film, I mean; I haven't read the story.


Hooray, you're different! Now stop talking while real people who can read discuss adult things.
2012-10-28 04:43:07 PM  
1 votes:

geoduck42: King has kept Rage out of print for years, so it'd be a particularly dedicated librarian who tracked down a copy to stock..


I'm sure you can find a copy of "The Bachman Books" somewhere.
2012-10-28 04:14:45 PM  
1 votes:

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I'll never understand the thought process that goes from "This book offended me and I don't want to read it" to "This book offended me and I don't want anyone else to read it."


You are confusing these people with people who have the ability to reason and apply logic. Also, it was a given in MY high school at least that if you banned a book in my high school library someone like myself would check said book out at the local county library, the state university library system, or, if it was really raunchy, buy the a copy outright. IF it was option three, you would also find said book, complete with margin notes and highlighted passages being passed from person to person. I figured if it was banned, it had to be GOOD. And that if it was REALLY good, my fellow classmates deserved to be exposed to it!
2012-10-28 03:56:13 PM  
1 votes:
I'll never understand the thought process that goes from "This book offended me and I don't want to read it" to "This book offended me and I don't want anyone else to read it."
2012-10-28 03:52:01 PM  
1 votes:
I insist that my fifth grader read primarily from the banned book list: this semester he's re-reading Harry Potter for report purposes because I know the teacher has likely read those, over the summer he read Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, Puddin'head Wilson (yes, we like Mark Twain around here) and To Kill a Mockingbird, and he just finished "The Hobbit," but we're saving LOTR for next semester. My parenting philosophy has always been to encourage the kids to read that which others say they should not read, because those are the books that actually TEACH you something about real life. Yes, I have made him a literary geek, but guess what? He reads at a 10th grade level while the other kids in his class are struggling with the generic "age appropriate" crap that the school approves of. (He's also read all of the Xantha books by Piers Anthony, but nobody but those are simply to kill time between the more serious stuff he's read.) I think that King's writing is rather vapid for the most part, but honestly getting a kid over the age of 12 to read AT ALL for pleasure is damn near impossible these days, so I'd rather them read King, Koontz, or any of the other modern thriller writers than not to read at all.
2012-10-28 03:37:14 PM  
1 votes:

BronyMedic: But I wonder what would happen if I demanded the bible be removed for being racist, sexist, implicitly condoning rape and genocide, and supporting incest, necrophilia, homosexuality, scatophilic sex, and murder.


I'd pat you on the back and buy you a beer.
2012-10-28 03:35:50 PM  
1 votes:

weltallica: [lh4.ggpht.com image 321x484]

"... and then she had sex with each boy to solidify their spiritual bond."


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I read IT in 6th grade, took all semester. =D. Read Pet Cemetery in 4th grade after Jurassic Park.
2012-10-28 03:24:17 PM  
1 votes:
lh4.ggpht.com

"... and then she had sex with each boy to solidify their spiritual bond."



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2012-10-28 03:21:46 PM  
1 votes:
But no outcry over the 12 year old gang-bang in "It"?
2012-10-28 03:20:27 PM  
1 votes:
Let middle schoolers read The Anarchist Cookbook. It might get them interested in chemistry. Banning books won't stop the rapey ones, the suicidal, or the emos.
2012-10-28 03:17:51 PM  
1 votes:

eraser8: Krymson Tyde: 'Two of its stories have been made into movies: "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Stand by Me."'
Apt Pupil?

More to the point: this is stupid.

I'm probably the one person in North America who disliked The Shawshank Redemption. But, I really did. I thought it was crap. The film, I mean; I haven't read the story.


Fall in a well.
2012-10-28 03:11:28 PM  
1 votes:
FTFA:

"A school committee voted to pull the book from the library shelves, with only 17-year-old senior Amanda Wong dissenting. The other members of the committee, all adults, reportedly didn't even read the book through before voting."

Gee, what a surprise.
2012-10-28 03:07:44 PM  
1 votes:
In a related story, Stephen King's getting a big royalty check next quarter as sales of this book skyrocket.
2012-10-28 03:04:28 PM  
1 votes:
FTA: The other members of the committee, all adults, reportedly didn't even read the book through before voting.

Frankly, it would have been more shocking if they had read it.
2012-10-28 03:03:38 PM  
1 votes:
Sometimes, dead is BETTA!
2012-10-28 03:02:04 PM  
1 votes:

Snort: Good for student Amanda Wong to call out the adults on their stupidity.


Indeed. Parents Puritans just don't understand.
2012-10-28 02:59:30 PM  
1 votes:
Good for student Amanda Wong to call out the adults on their stupidity.
2012-10-28 02:56:00 PM  
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: You'd be dragged to the village center, buried up to your head, and stoned to death. That, or beheaded in the internet. Or burned to death, and then your charred corpse dragged through the streets while onlooking children cheer.

Wait, which bible?


I think you described both the Koran and the Holy Bible in equal and astute detail.
2012-10-28 02:54:45 PM  
1 votes:

BronyMedic: But I wonder what would happen if I demanded the bible be removed for being racist, sexist, implicitly condoning rape and genocide, and supporting incest, necrophilia, homosexuality, scatophilic sex, and murder.


You'd be dragged to the village center, buried up to your head, and stoned to death. That, or beheaded in the internet. Or burned to death, and then your charred corpse dragged through the streets while onlooking children cheer.

Wait, which bible?
2012-10-28 02:51:42 PM  
1 votes:

BronyMedic: But I wonder what would happen if I demanded the bible be removed for being racist, sexist, implicitly condoning rape and genocide, and supporting incest, necrophilia, homosexuality, scatophilic sex, and murder.


A mob bearing pitchforks and torches is already on it's way to you for even suggesting the idea.
 
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