Book-Banners: Adventure in Censorship is Stranger Than Fiction, The
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Stephen's response to requests for his opinion on the banning of two of his books.

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Posted By: Andie - April 9th, 2012 4:52:45 am EDT

You know Mr King reading you is akin to a good friend. I am in the process of writing about my 1st love. It's a simple assignment, yet there are components that are gruesome. American Psycho is for certain an odd story. It is the flip side of a gentleman. For certain it is adult content. You're right that your work is a long way from American Psycho. You're right that we should preserve our right to freedom of expression. I've found judgmental people are those that live a sheltered life. I wouldn't want a (12) twelve year old to read it- but I think adults should have that choice. After- all 'real life' isn't always a bowl of cherries. Thanx for your share!

Posted By: Brad - March 23rd, 2012 9:36:20 am EDT

i read my first stephan king at age 11 it was pet sematary. im 12 now and reading under the dome i like BIG BOOKS

Posted By: DEE - March 18th, 2012 3:04:00 pm EDT

I completely agree with all your thoughts on this issue. On another note: I think you are the greatest author who ever picked up a pen! Please, oh, please, don't ever stop!

Posted By: John - March 16th, 2012 12:34:19 am EDT

I thank God for the librarians in charge of the schools that I went to. I was introduced to Mr. King's works at junior and senior high school. 'Salem's Lot, The Stand, The Shining and Carrie were among the first adult fiction that I read. My parents never told me what I could or could not read but they were aware of what I was reading and were never shy about discussing what I was reading with me. Worked for me so I'll do the same for my kids. I look forward to the same great discussions I had with my parents. Who'd want a censor to take that away?

Posted By: Savanna - March 15th, 2012 7:49:53 pm EDT

It is dumb for people to be banning books when kids barely read books anyway. People should be encouraging kids to read not banning books. Granted yes some of Mr. King's books may be inappropriate for younger readers, but by middle school(which i am in) most kids already know and hear vulgar things. But Mr. Kings work is amazing and kids should read books that are so real. It's how things really work and how people really act. Thank you Stephen King for your amazing books.

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