Delighted to report – in honor of Banned Books Week – that one of my novels, Slave Ship (originally under the pseudonym Eric Corder), was once banned in Australia. Back in 1971, when it was first published.
The censor wrote: “This is a gruesome, horrifying and apparently semi-factual account of an American slave-ship in the slave trade of the early 19th century. It gives a detailed account of the killing, violence, flogging, torture, rape, brutality, bestiality, sadism and inhuman savagery of the traffic. Most of the book is extremely well written in a tough staccato style, obviously by a professional, and this increases the nauseating effect of the horror.”
Gotta love a guy who knows how to read a book. <smile>