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Tue Mar 2, 2021, 07:40 PM

45. So a company is not printing some still-existing books anymore, eh?

In 1977, an author wrote a novella in which the anti-hero wracked up a pretty high body count during a school shooting. Time passed and school shootings in America became something other than a mere plot device. The author felt his book contributed to a handful of those shootings.

In a footnote to the preface of another novel written by the same author, dated January 30, 2007, he wrote of the novella in question: "Now out of print, and a good thing."

That was Stephen King in response to his book, Rage. His ownership, his choice. Like the Suess books, Rage isn't banned, simply out of print. You can find a copy if it's important to you. Legally.

Out of print. Like an estimated 4.73 million other written works throughout human history. Or when Haagen-Dazs stopped making Black Walnut Ice Cream; a dark day for me personally-- but I wasn't irrational enough to call it banned.

"They banned my ice-cream!!! This makes us look bad!!! It's book burning!!! Righteous rage!!!" would have been a silly and irratioal response.

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