Episode 10: We like banned books and we cannot lie



This week, Kyrie and Cori discuss the Banned Books they selected, as well as some information on what causes a book to be banned, example of other banned books, and a brief history of banned books!

During their discussion, Kyrie and Cori drink Numi Earl Grey tea.

Kyrie picked The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall, which seems to be a semi-autobiographical telling of Hall’s life and experience. It’s a hefty read, with very small font, and takes a lot of time and energy to get into. Victorian style writing is very different than what we’ve grown accustomed to.

Cori picked Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, which is a classic sci fi story about banned books.  It seemed pretty fitting given the genre, and it was a classic she has been wanting to read for a while.  It takes you to a futuristic world where instead of putting out fires, firemen set fires when they find people with books, which are no longer allowed.  

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Some other banned books mentioned today:

The Bible

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Call of the Wild

Of Mice and Men

The Chocolate War

The Harry Potter series

Coming up next week, Kyrie and Cori explore the genre of magical realism, a favourite of both of theirs.

Kyrie’s Pick: The Girl with Glass Feet by Ali Shaw
Cori’s Pick: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

References:
What is a banned book

Wikipedia

A brief history of banned books in america

Book censorship

http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/NLW-Top10


2 thoughts on “Episode 10: We like banned books and we cannot lie

  1. Some great information in this podcast. Really enjoyed this one. Ray Bradbury is one of my favourite authors – so glad you discussed his book. I find this particular subject (banned books) fascinating and could easily listen to more reviews of other banned books accompanied by your research. I found the discussion of the second book also informative. Hard to believe any Mark Twain was banned…

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