How wrong can you get. Apparently, the person behind this seemingly delightful book is one who openly supports pedophilia, and who apparently remarked that he can't get enough of nine-year-olds and "this is coming from someone who is writing for nine-year-olds". How sick can you get? Don't read this book. Don't give it to your children. I'm ashamed that America has gotten so placid over what is being given to young minds, that a pedophile's book can still be kept on the library shelves a year after his incarceration.
More protests should be raised. View all 19 comments. Sep 26, Wendy Darling marked it as will-never-read. This book involves a pedophile convicted of possession of child pornography. Thanks to Kaye who put the alert in her review.
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View all 11 comments. Aug 25, Donna added it. Here is the link to the story: News Article-K. Bath This is why it is so important that Goodreads do not hide reviews that aren't specifically about the book. Readers should have the right to decide whether or not to support an author based on their behavior, lifestyle, beliefs, etc. View 2 comments. Oct 11, Manny marked it as not-to-read Shelves: the-goodreads-experience. I am bemused to discover that some - not even most! I completely fail to understand the logic of this decision.
First, the information that K. Bath to six years in prison for possessing child pornography. Second, I had literally never even heard of Bath until Goodreads started deleting reviews. He has now become a widely discussed figure on this site. The only effect of the censorship policy thus appears to have been to publicize further the fact that Bath has been jailed for possessing child pornography. Well, in accordance with the Hydra principle , I am adding my own little contribution to underline these obvious points.
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Oct 08, Mir added it Shelves: tenebris. The phrase " Lucy's eagerness to please " about a little girl character just seems wrong once you know the author has been convicted of owning child porn. View all 4 comments. Jan 25, Michelle Witte rated it did not like it Shelves: childrens. I actually really enjoyed this book and its sequel when I read them several years ago. The author is currently serving time for possession and trading of child pornography. Really nasty stuff, as it mentions in the article. I'm grossed out beyond reason, because I can't imagine how his position of trust as an author could possibly have led to crimes a I actually really enjoyed this book and its sequel when I read them several years ago.
I'm grossed out beyond reason, because I can't imagine how his position of trust as an author could possibly have led to crimes against the very children he was writing for. This is all conjecture on my part, but I can't get that image out of my head. Reading these books is up to you, since they're actually good stories, but the subtext and implications behind his words are too much for me to handle.
Oct 08, Tracey rated it did not like it Shelves: 1-star , to-be-avoided , shun-at-all-costs. This book is a prime example of why discussion of authors must be allowed as part of the discussion of books. See this article , for the proof that the author of this children's book is currently serving time "for possessing child pornography he traded on the Internet".
That affects perception of the book - or it should. Thanks to Wendy for her review, and Ceridwen and several others on Booklikes where speech is a bit freer. Oct 08, Alfaniel Aldavan marked it as probably-not Shelves: goodreads-reviews , goodreads-protest.
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Cross-posted on Soapboxing. I'm still pissed as hell. Last week I compiled a database the book reviews Goodreads deleted from 13 of the 21 people affected by the "policy change". And in your link-whoring department, full analysis of the deletions here. Two of the users had reviews from this book deleted. Here is a screencap of one of the deleted reviews, because while Goodreads can delete something, Google cache is forever: This book was written by a convicted pedophile. I'm not going to link to the dozens of reviews that note this fact and nothing else, but they are still up on Goodreads.
You know why? Because this policy about author behavior is complete bollocks. This "policy change" was a witch hunt, pure and simple. I aim for Apr 19, Ryan Ceresnak rated it liked it Shelves: ya-teen , childrens-books , I'm torn regarding this book -- on one hand, this ended up being a pretty delightful little story.
A tale of mystery, intrigue, suspense, humor, and drama. What is the secret of Castle Cant? What has Lucy gotten herself into by allying with the imprisoned Arden Guts? Should a work be judged on it's literary merits alone, or shou I'm torn regarding this book -- on one hand, this ended up being a pretty delightful little story. Should a work be judged on it's literary merits alone, or should the personal life of the author be taken into account? Is this a case like the suggested pedophilia of Lewis Carroll and this work was meant to draw young people to him?
Or is he just a clever and gifted children's author, with a dark side unrelated to his work? Oh, picked this up at a thrift store the other day and had no idea who the author was.
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Due to his charges of child pornography, I can not support his work in any shape or size. This is one of the only times the book will go straight to the garbage, as I can't knowingly give it to a library where a child will likely read it. To be fair, I'm not giving this book any rating. I haven't read the book - it might be wonderful, I will never know. I think it's up to everyone to make a decision whether th Oh, picked this up at a thrift store the other day and had no idea who the author was. I think it's up to everyone to make a decision whether they can separate the art from the artist.worbanscomjustba.tk
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I choose not to. Nov 10, G. Reader marked it as to-read. Having discovered that the author of this children's book is a convicted pedophile, I am very curious to read it. I have heard conflicting reports: some reviewers say it's absolutely innocuous, others that Bath's unhealthy feelings about little girls are all too apparent. Clearly, there is only one way to find out the truth of the matter. Ever since I read Lolita at the age of nine, I have in general been fascinated by literary pedophiles.
I wish people would be a little more helpful here. It is Having discovered that the author of this children's book is a convicted pedophile, I am very curious to read it. It is rare to see a shelf straightforwardly entitled 'written-by-a-pedophile'. Sep 01, Kogiopsis rated it did not like it. Dec 26, Kelly H. Maybedog marked it as never Shelves: why-due-to-author. This book was written by a pedophile convicted of possession of child pornography. Read the story here. I do not want to support this author's behavior.