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    They forgot to add the Bible. That thing is full of sex, incest, homosexual sex, rape, murder, torture and pretty much any "filthy" or "sinful" act you can think of. Hell, it literally wrote the book on sinful behavior.
    So all we need is just one person to write a letter to ask to have it removed.
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    I read this book in MIDDLE SCHOOL. Cut the umbilical cord already lady, the world we live in is far different than the world you wish we lived in.
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    It is a great read and all my children, except my 11 yr old (yet, that is), have read it...the banning of books is never the answer, is archaic and usually a result of the fanatic religious right, unfortunately.
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    Good God. Wonder if she was repenting for "filth" when she was in process of making her kids. Here's another idea lady - open your kid up for the world ahead of him and out from your little 'shelter'. Ever think that there could be that one kid who reads that book can identify finally with someone or something? Regardless if its a fictional character or not?

    Screw that.. too hard for narrow minded people like her. Just BAN BOOKS. We can hand her kids disney books if she is so offended by classical novels.
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    Except someone who feels that strongly about a book is probably offended by Disney stuff too. "Those ducks need to put some pants on!!!"
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    "Why is Simba's dad talking to him from heaven? Animals have no SOULS!" I dunno if they do or not, but some animals make better people than people.
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    She would find something wrong with Disney books also. Her kind do nothing but look for trouble, stir up everyone and sit back and watch the fireworks. They are the ones that need to be put away where they can't do anymore harm than they have already started.
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    What kind of backward ass state is North Carolina? Why don't they also ban Alice and Wonderland I don't think the rabbit had pants on. Morons.
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    actually, there's a pretty strong case to be made for the fact that lewis carroll was a pedophile. he once stated he'd like to marry alice lidell, whom he based the novel on. the fact she was 11 and he was 30 didn't help the case much. oh, and there are the large amounts of photographs he took of very young girls nude. all of whom he seemed to lose interest in once they became much older than 14 or so.
    you might like the book but would you send your kid to a meet and greet with the author?
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    @frigginhell Well considering he's been dead 114 years.... I don't really think he matters much. Pedophile or not, our children deserve great literature.
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    This book is fine for 12 year olds and above. Once again religious nuts are forcing their lifestyle on the rest of us and claiming that we are by not banning everything they don't like or passing laws to support their world view that we are discriminating against them.
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    Which in all honesty is no different than the world view of some atheists that Christians in particular are discriminating against them.
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    So schools are now caving into the wishes of one women that chooses to push her agenda on everyone else. If she doesn't want her kid reading it, fine, tell him or her that they can't read it, but don't force your parental beliefs on everyone else. I feel bad for her kid, home life must just suck, if she feels that the "Invisible Man" is inappropriate for high school kids than I'm sure her teen is doomed to just watching reruns of Leave it to Beaver because just about everything on TV these days has some sort of sexual content. And we wonder why the US is becoming more and more illiterate every day.
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    Her teen is not allowed to watch Leave it to beaver because it has the word beaver in it.
    I'll leave out the joke that goes with it.
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    Never read it, don't know what's in it and from what I've read in this story, it's not inappropriate. I remember having to read Catcher in the Rye as a Freshmen, a book that was once banned. Horribly uninteresting book.
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    I'd classify this act as a random act of stupidity, not as a sign we're turning into Hitler's Germany (we have plenty of other signs of that, if you need some). In a liberal DC suburb, they are, or were, going to ban Huckleberry Finn for some silly reason. Anchorage, Alaska, once banned the dictionary because it contained some dirty words. You never know where stupidity is going to strike.
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    As far as huck finn it probably is all about the "n!##er Jim" character, at least that's what it was the last time it was brought up around here.
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    @Real4WheelDrv yeah, that was it. The guy who was pushing the ban thought the language meant the book was racist instead of anti-racist.
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    This woman's head would explode if she ever read Incarnations of Immortality....and that's a shame, since imo it's some of the best fantasy literature around.
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    Cough cough, Glen Cook's Black company, The Malazan empire, The wheel of time, all of which are must reads. If you want a fantasy novel to put you in the soldiers point of view without that good prince vs bad sorcerer overused theme....get every Glen Cook book you can find.
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    @sevenSecrets I've only ever read one WoT book but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Another excellent historical novel is The Hammer and the Cross, tells the story of a Norse slave who moves up the ranks during the time period of the raids on England etc.
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    @sevenSecrets and if you find yourself in the mood for some fantasyish horror/thriller, you can't go wrong with Brian Lumley's Necroscope series, which spans about ten to twelve books in a fairly continuous narrative but occasionally with different protagonists.
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    I also have read the first few books but not all of the Incarnations of Immortality series. The ones I have were really good and had some good messages. The Wheel of Time series is also good.
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    Banning books? Welcome to the middle ages and the catholic church. Haven't read the book in half a century but I recall it being a most interesting read. I doubt the Carolina's are a hotbed of literacy. One of the wife's relatives, from the Carolina's, said she wouldn't open up another book once she graduated from university and she hasn't. Her children are following in her footsteps.
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    my favorite recently banned books was Charlotte's Web, the loons that banned it said it was sorcery to have animals speak. Apparently they missed the talking snake and talking donkey in the Bible.
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    @DrFunkenstein ROFLOL Hilarious. I would say you are making that up but having seen some of my relatives I believe you.
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    @hilt Unfortunately the Universities can't stop things like this. If it is any consolation the person did not attend a university in the Carolina's.
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    This is why home schooling is an option used more. For families who object to what public schools teach.
    It'd be interesting to know if this book is in private or parochial schools, and which types.
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