Tuesday, 11 October 2011

What the f—?

JackCentral

At first, I thought it was a misprint, but no, Amazon is actually selling a reprint of Bram Stoker's Dracula—with a bad case of Tourette's: 'The publishers, with the help of self styled authors have added the "F" word throughout the text, for a more enjoyable and modern read. Although altered, this book is suitable for book reports and other research.'

Something tells me that Stoker, who also wrote in favour of 'The censorship of fiction' (1908), wouldn't be too pleased with Matt R. Allen's revision of his work.

Nonetheless, the book's reviewers feel the repeated F-bombs help make the novel less 'dense',  with one noting, 'I had to read this for my lit class. I didn't want to, but it was for school, and I needed to. When I found this, it gave me a chuckle, but actually really helped me get through this book.'

3 comments:

Dave Baymiller said...

Fantastic. The mental retardation of today's youth advances at a rapid pace.
What's next? War and Peace with the addition of m*therf*cker in every other paragraph?
That's f*cking lame!

Anthony Hogg said...

Well, funny you say that. Peter Pan, Frankenstein and Thomas Paine's Common sense have also been given 'the treatment'...

Dave Baymiller said...

That's some b*llsh*t! WTF!

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