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Tampa, banned books and why I am happy to have missed that boat.

August 2, 2013

Re-blogged from Zen and the art of tightrope walking ……

Tampa, banned books and why I am happy to have missed that boat.

A couple of months ago I was alerted to the probable publication of a novel that had as a central theme one that readers of my novel The Bet will recognise. The basic synopsis of Tampa goes something like this: high school teacher is fixated sexually on fourteen year old boys. The book has been described as the sickest book this summer, likened to Lolita and has already been banned by some Australian bookshops. I read a Guardian article about it and the comments were as revealing as the article; many were a version of “This is depraved, filthy and disgusting- where can I buy my copy?” It’s alleged that the author Alissa Nutting has even forbidden her Catholic parents from reading the book.

…….. for the rest please go to ….

http://zenandtheartoftightropewalking.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/tampa-banned-books-and-why-i-am-happy-to-have-missed-that-boat/

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