“When he was 13, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow. When it healed, and Jem’s fears of never being able to play…”
“A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green. The water is warm too…”
“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the the…”
“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort…”
“In my younger and more vulnerable years, my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.”
“Mr Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut the popholes.”
“If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood…”
Banned Books Week is an annual awareness campaign that brings attention to challenged books, promotes freedom of reading, and highlights persecuted writers.