I am having one of those moments, where you are just sitting there going "no way!". I am reading this book for a class on WWII. This story is about a village in France who harbored Jews after the German occupation of France, despite the obvious threat of death and much worse.
When the leader of the village is arrested and goes to a concentration camp, he encounters colorful individuals. So there is some "language" like 'damn', 'shit' etc. I bought this book used, and the person before me CENSORED it. They blacked out any "inappropriate" words with their pen. I am literally so angry. One time instead of 'shit' they literally wrote over top 'curses'. Un-freakin-believable. Seriously, who does that? Anyway - I am making it my personal mission to put the words back in.
Novel cencorship abslotuely kills me. Espeically in this scenario, where the words are in there for a reason. Does this person really think, that the message of the story will be lost, if people read a swear? Grrr. the nerve. Anyway, there is my rant for the day. Let the people unite for freedom of speech and of the press! So ironic, that I should find this in a novel about a war where freedom, liberty and life was sacraficed for "national interest". Is censoring for personal interest any better? Okay, now I promise, I am done.