Thursday, 12 April 2007

Banned Book Challenge

Finally finished Sabriel - what an exhilarating ride! A fast-paced book where the adventures never let up. I'll try to write a review of the entire trilogy when I've completed it. I've started on Lirael. Initially, I was glad the main character is a Clayr, so I can get to know about the Clayr a little more. I was eager to learn the systems that Garth Nix has set up for the Clayr society and the workings of the Clayr. As I read on however, I'm beginning to dislike the Clayr a little but it's probably too early to tell. I have my suspicions about Lirael's parentage but I'll hold off my predictions.

I was being silly last night and signed up at the Banned Book Challenge webpage, pledging to read 3 banned books. Now as I skim through lists of banned books, I'm beginning to doubt the sanity of this endeavour. I've read alot of the books my google search has thrown up and I'm not interested in re-reading them. I've got to find some interesting books to read or I'm going to fail at this challenge. I want to read books that are banned because of the social impact they might have but I'm starting to see that many books are banned for very little good reason at all.

4 comments:

Chris said...

Glad you're enjoying the Abhorsen trilogy! Isn't it great?

I'm finding the same thing with the banned books. I don't understand why these books were banned. It's silly. The best one I've read so far is Brave New World. What a great read..and a lot of social commentary there. I recommend it if you haven't read it. Fahrenheit 451 had a good social context as well.

aichaku-愛着 said...

I've read them both long ago not knowing they were banned books. I agree - they are really very good. I hope I can find something else similar to read.

Carl V. said...

Maybe you can find a few banned books that would also fit into the Once Upon a Time Challenge criteria, thus killing two birds with one stone!

aichaku-愛着 said...

Carl, you are right! I'm using Arabian Nights to kill 2 birds with 1 stone. :D Now to find 2 other books.