All right already! I know...I promise I'll post more next week...Really...I promise
The Wife has found out that I haven't actually read "To Kill a Mocking Bird" by Nelle Harper Lee
. I argue that I have seen the fantastic movie, "To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
", but to no avail.
So, tomorrow, I am sentenced to laundry and reading.
Well, as long as I am being forced to read a literary Classic
(an oh so incomplete list. Where is Pearl S Buck? And how many Bronte's were there anyway?), what are the great 'banned books of our age?
Oh hell...I'm showing my age...I've only read nine of the books on the list of ALA | Top 100 Challenged Books 1990-1999
. But when I look at the list, I see a lot of books have fallen off over the years. Where is the "Electric Kool Aid Acid Test" or "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest"? Or, "Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex, But Were Afraid To ask", or "On the Road". The list has changed, and I've fallen behind. I take solace in the fact that "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," by Mark Twain is ranked at a lowly 83. People are obviously forgetting the very subversive affect of Twain on young minds. This bodes ill.