Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Oh, prison censors... Pablo Neruda, really?

The works of (deep breath) James Patterson, Carl Hiaasen, Hunter S Thompson, John Grisham, Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, Alice Walker, Pablo Neruda and Andre Gide (and others!) were all blocked in Texas prisons.

Quote of the day: "The Elements of Persuasion: Use Storytelling to Pitch Better, Sell Faster and Win More Business was rejected in December, the American Statesman reported, because censors feared it 'could be used to persuade others'."


  1. Hey, and it doesn't stop at books, either. Apparently, you can't play D&D in prison in Wisconsin.