"We need to get rid of this shame around the human body. Children are not going to be scarred by seeing a human body." NDP Arts Critic Spencer Chandra Herbert
"Censorship is always silly. It's embarrassing for BC." Jim Deva, co-owner of Little Sister's Book & Art Emporium
To read Jeremy Hainsworth's article for Xtra on the BC Ferries/bare bum furore, please click here.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Xtra Gets It
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I'm thinking the BC Civil Liberties Union should partner with your publisher and do an event give-away of The Golden Mean at the ferry docks. Then all we'd need is folks to take pictures of people reading it on the ferries.
However, I think you're ultimately going to find (and I don't mean to downplay the ridiculous censorship at ALL), that this nutty move on the part of BC Ferries will ultimately result in increased sales (I can't imagine very many books other than mass market paperbacks and/or local history are sold on any of the ferries anyway - most of the rides are too short to really *need* a book - magazine or newspaper will usually do the trick). I know I'm certainly planning to read your book sooner rather than later as a result of the kerfuffle.
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