Alice in Wonderland BannedI like Borders bookstores. They’re like a giant library with the convenience of a Gloria Jeans (well at least in Brisbane) for long haul reading sessions when you don’t intend to buy. This week on their Must-Have list are books which have been banned at some point in time. Here’s a few:

  1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll, RRP: $8.95
    ‘Banned in China in 1931 as it depicted animals and humans on the same level.’
  2. Different Seasons, Stephen King, RRP: $19.99
    ‘Comprises of four novellas with an interlacing of horror that capture the dark corners of our times. It was once removed from school libraries because “it does not meet the standards of the community.”‘
  3. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, RRP: $24.95
    ‘Along with the poor and mediocre review it initially received, Huxley’s book has become one of the most frequently banned books in literary history, yet triumphantly emerged as the one of today’s greatest controversial classics.’

Pretty light reading when you compare them to something from Richard Laymon (at least on a sex, violence and naked fat maniac with a knife level).