Sex, Swearing, Violence and God: The Best Way To Ban A Book

From 2000 to 2009, nearly 5,100 challenges were reported to the Office for Intellectual Freedom concerning the content of fiction books. Before we get to the fun bit, let’s have the fascinating bit. Here’s the breakdown of themes challenged: 1,577 were challenged due to “sexually explicit” material; 1,291 for “offensive language”; 989 owing to materials…

Why Is This Girl Sick With Envy, New To Sex and High On Mischief?

Skinny Chris Love is like bath bubbles. Tender moments shine as they float, then pop without warning. “Could someone in your family be harbouring a secret?” was the question Detective Pritchard asked me less than a week after the accident. I’d just turned seventeen. My answer, spoken with teenage contempt, was, “What the fuck do…

Discover Carla’s Books

Two corporate drones are stuck in a dead-end job they secretly loathe and suspicious deviant Maxwell D. Kalist is their boss. When sexy new recruit, Caitlyn Brichacek, arrives their working world is tipped slowly upside-down, but not in the way they hoped. Bravery, lies and decency are the first threads that begin to unravel. After…