You Can’t Read this Book – Nick Cohen

Review of You Can’t Read This Book

From “Twlldunyrpobsais”.

A man stands in court, appealing against his conviction. His crime? Making an off colour joke on a social networking site.
Another is fleeing for his life when, on an airport stop-over, he is arrested and handed back to his pursuers. He is lead away, to face trial and highly possibly, the death sentence. His crime? Making an off colour joke on a social networking site.
A respected author, who has spent his entire writing life exploring the meaning of story, and the contrast (but never clash) between cultures, cannot visit a literary festival in the land of his birth. Demagogues and compliant (perhaps even, instigating) police have made it unsafe for perhaps his homeland’s greatest living author to give a speech about writing fiction.
Carry on reading

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2 thoughts on “You Can’t Read this Book – Nick Cohen

  1. Most of the “unineursd” are young, I believe, so it makes sense to say the way to get them ineursd is for them to buy insurance if they want.Is it just me, or does anyone else wish the pols stopped talking about “health care” and started talking about “health insurance”? There currently is a guaranteed federal right to health care – Hospitals can’t turn you away, but you are on your own (or should be) for health insurance. Sheesh.

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