Novel Thoughts

It’s been a few days, but this is still worth remarking.

Random House has pulled a debut novel authored by an American about the Prophet Mohammed’s child bride. It’sa work of fiction. A romance that the author says is not a bodice-ripper, but instead a bridge-builder. Okay.  So why pull it? The publisher fears violence (remember the cartoons?) from, err, devout Muslims.  A ” small, radical segment” according to Random House deputy publisher Thomas Perry.

Random House told they had “no second thoughts”.  Sure, author Sherry Jones can find another publisher. It’s still a free country, after all.  Right?


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