Friday, October 01, 2004

You READ it???

In this post on the topic of Banned Book Week (my position on which is, quite simply, this: Anybody who would ban a book is a complete and utter moron), John Scalzi says that books like American Psycho and Madonna's Sex shouldn't be banned, but rather simply not read, because they suck. Fair enough, but I gotta ask: who actually read Madonna's Sex? I had a friend in college who bought it (yes, it was a friend, dammit, not me! Really!), and he brought it to a jazz band rehearsal, whereupon those of us lucky enough to be at the back of the band (the trumpets and the rhythm section, basically) thumbed through it. Believe me, we weren't reading that book. Hell, I don't even remember that it had words at all.

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