Sep 19, 2007

This Book Is Too Filthy for You. So I Will Keep It.

So saith a woman in Lewiston, Maine, who was so outraged by the pornographic filth of It's Perfectly Normal that she is keeping not one, but two copies she checked out of local libraries. Because, you know, when something is that evil, you need to keep it close. Just, you know, to keep an eye on it. In case it does something.


Tim Lounder said...

I really don't understand people who do this. Makes me think of Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Orwell's 1984, or Lucas's THX 1138. Taking knowledge away from people is wrong. And especially a library, where no one is forcing it on you...

Anonymous said...

Dude, that is NOT cool. No! NOT at all. What is that lady doing at a library in the first place?

SHe must be some neo-con religio.

People like that burned libraries and people that had different veiws than them.

I read your book and the scene in question really turned me on.

I'm a graduate student studying creative writting. I am working on a manuscript that has many provacative themes and ideas.

Burning a book is the greatest compliment you can give an author.

But what if they use it as toilet paper? Someone asked me that.

Dude, if someone wants to use coarse paper to do that then whatever. They are idiots. Puff-Puff Dude. 420. How's that?

I don't care about conforming to these tight wads with their stupid myths and fairy tales.

If they want to limit their imaginations by frightening each other with made up stories about a lake of fire they are a sorry sort.

Ever heard of the scientific method? Or evolution?

Anonymous said...

The fact that the book itself is public property is interesting. I wonder why she thinks stealing a book is not as immoral (her standard not mine) than describing an erotic sex scene. (Assuming it is a sex scene because I have not read it. Can you perhaps put the scene in question up on your page?)

a super tramp said...

I'm sorry but the comment made by anon #1 made me crack-up. Never mind his rantings agianst ne-con religios whatever that is.

First off, anon #1. Unless he used a pen name Alex Irvine did not write "It's Perfectly Normal" and if he did, then that would stranger reality than any of his fiction. So, I don't know what you are talking about especially when you say the "scene" in question turned you on. You obviosly have know idea what the heck you are talking about. At least I hope you don't becasue "It's Perfectly Normal" is an illustrated book about sex for CHILDREN. So I found your post distrubingly hillarious.

And for anon #2, I doubt that Irvine could or would want to represent any scene from the book, one reason is probably for copyright infringement and the other is too obvious I don't have to say.

I leave this post with a bewildered "What da heck?"

Anonymous said...

To mr. lounder,

I really liked THX 1138. I saw the film. Was it a novel first?
The most interesting part about the film was the Jesus machine. That was maddening.

The best part was when Duval's character escapes and finds the world for the first time.

Never read Bradbury's Farenheit 451, but I did read Something wicked this way Comes.I did also read Orwell's 1984. I think that was written in 1948 and he just flipped the last two digits. It is said about Sci-fi- writters that they actually are writting about the realities of the times they are living in.

I dont' know about the book in question Its Perfectly Normal, never read it and I really don't want to. I think it's designed for parents to sit down with their kids as an aid for talking about something that yes is perfectly normal but is seen in our society as very controversial.

It also depends on the culture of the family. For some families marraige and sex go hand in hand and te definition of marraige is different.

People have the right to be different and to raise their children according to their values untill they are eighteen.