BBC – Banned Book Club

Talking about banned books …

Our little book club was established in 2019 for lovers of books with an edge, a bit of notoriety or infamy …

The Banned Book Club celebrates books from all over the world that have, at one time or another, been back-listed, banned, burned or branded (I do love a bit of alliteration). It’s great to look at these books, some written over 100 years ago, with a more modern mindset and get an understanding of how much we, as a global national have changed, how societal norms have changed (or not) … how would we have coped living +in intolerant eras where freedoms and liberties were in short supply for many.

To date, we have read such classics as:

  • Lolita
  • Lady Chatterly’s Lover
  • The Naked Lunch
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Brave New World
  • Go tell it on the Mountain
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • Animal Farm
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Slaughterhouse Five
  • Master and Margarita
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • To Kill a Mocking Bird
  • Lord of the Flies
  • American Psycho
  • The Naked Lunch
  • Tropic of Cancer
  • Ulysses
  • The Bell Jar
  • The Well of Loneliness
  • The Ginger Man
  • Maus
  • King Lear
  • Speak
  • Letty Fox – Her Luck

With so many boundary pushing authors, we believe this list will continue for some time yet … jump on board and see where it takes you!

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