Episode 4: Forbidden and Taboo Topics in Literature

Today we discuss Forbidden and taboo topics in literature while reviewing reviews left for last week’s featured beginning, Dance of the Butterfly. Are there any topics too risqué for certain genres of literature? Author Scott Carruba has his own belief for this topic and shares it with Marie and Ben. What topics do you have trouble with in the books you read? Listener Tom comment that he has trouble with “Graphic depictions of torture. I’ll stop reading unless it’s short and serves a real purpose in the narrative.” Host Ben even gives an example of a book that he set down because of a Taboo topic. Listen here as everyone shares their experience of Dance of the Butterfly and Forbidden / Taboo Topics and remember to head over to Burialgrounds Coffee Co. to get your caffeine fix before the program!

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