Thursday, November 6, 2008

A New Genre? The "Ban Me" Book

It wasn't so long ago that The Sydney Morning Herald’s Top 10 (book sales) for independent bookshops lists The dangerous books for boys (HarperCollins) at No #2 for the week.

Could authors now be deliberately seeking out notioriety in order to increase revenue? Will it be long before we see other titles like maybe: Racial slurs for all public speaking engagements, S*xist remarks to make at formal dinners, or indeed Offensive behaviour for every occassion.

Maybe these books already exist; as many liberry users seem to think that liberrians keep them locked away somewhere, with all the other good stuff ….

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