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Happy Birthday VH – banned author #1

Today happens to be Victor Hugo’s birthday. I wouldn’t normally pay any attention to this but since I just finished reading The Hunchback of Notre Dame it seemed like a good day to blog about how much I liked the book – a lot! This was the first of at least six banned books which I plan to read this year. It is absolutely crazy that someone(s) somewhere tried to have this book banned. How dare they!!

(Picture source: Life and Legends)

Sometimes you need to be wary of classics. In my mind they fall into one of two categories: 1. great stories that are amazingly well told, or 2. commentaries on an era which are often depressing and can make little sense unless you understand more about that time period.  Fortunately THND is in the first category (although some chapter did drag out a little).

For the next banned book I’m now reading Brideshead Revisited. This wasn’t on the long list of banned books presented earlier on this blog site but it has been banned, it was on sale and I’ve always wanted to read it.

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