Most of books are written to inspire the reader as well as give them new knowledge. There are many kinds and categories of books such as novel, documentary, subject book, and so on. Reading books often said can make reader to be smarter and wiser. However, from all those good books, there are some of books which has become controversies after being published. Those books have brought many comments and critics from the readers. Most of the readers didn’t agree with the content written.Well, The Controversial Books in the world is.
The 7 most controversial books in the world
1. The Satanic Verses
Controversial Books in the first is The Satanic Verses Written by Salman Rushdie and published in 1980s, The Satanic Verses caused a great uproar in the world. Many countries have banned this book to spread in the country. Venezuela banned the book and threatened 15 months in prison to anyone who read it. While in Japan, an interpreter involved with the book was stabbed to death. Several other countries, including America, take the books from their bookstore shelves.
2. The Da Vinci Code
Written by Dan Brown, this book has gained both popularity as well as controversy, especially among Catholics. The story revolves around figures who discovered the dark secrets hidden by the Catholic Church for centuries, highlighting the deity of Christ. This book has become very popular but also gained controversy over accurate descriptions of history, geography, art and architecture. Other authors even sued Dan Brown for plagiarism with his creation.
3. American Psycho
Written by Bret Easton Ellis, This satirical novel that came out in 1991 highlights the joke of yuppies in America. The story is told through a protagonist Patrick Bateman, a crazy yuppie who became a serial killer. When it released made a major controversy because of the extreme levels of graphic violence and sexual torture. The author receives hate mail and death threats. This book still can’t be bought by people under 18 in some countries.
4. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
This book by Mark Twain is one of the most challenging books, especially in United States. This book has been banned from libraries throughout the country and removed from the school curriculum. The reason for all this is because of the racial language used in this book. For example, the word “negro” appears in this book more than 200 times.
5. The Chocolate War
Chocolate War written by Robert Cormier for teens and adults. But once the parents realize what the contents of the pages of the book, then protest and ask for the book to be prohibited. Released in 1974 this novel contains violence, swear words and masturbation scenes. This book is still banned in libraries and shops all over the world to this day, and you will not find it in school.
6. The Wasp Factory
When The Wasp Factory came out in 1984, it was the first novel of Iain Banks, a Scottish writer. This thick novel comes with controversy because of its content containing violent material. Written in first person pronoun style, the story is told through the sadistic thoughts of the 16-year-old protagonist Frank Cauldhame. This character describes a troubling childhood where he tortured animals and killed 3 children.
7. Nineteen Eighty-Four
Written by George Orwell when he was nearing death, the novel is heavily influenced by the writer’s political views. The themes in this book include the United States and the Soviet Union, and topics such as totalitarianism, torture, mind control, privacy violations, organized religion, censorship, sex and more. The novel is also said to have created the idea of “Big Brother”, that we are always being watched. Many fanatics claimed that Nineteen Eighty-Four was written by Orwell who was very sick and unwell at the time so inconsequential, and for that reason should be banned. Others disagree saying it is his masterpiece.
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