Animal Farm, George Orwell
What is it with bans and anti-utopias? Maybe this happens because there’s some truth hidden inside those books? Orwell has described the brutalities of communism in a highly satirical way and paid for it – the book got banned in North Korea and Cuba. Surprise!
The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
What is now read by kids all over the world wasn’t accepted as lightly back in the day. While part of critics see it as a stunning depiction of the drawbacks of a teenager’s life, others believe it has caused suicides and inspired dozens of murders. Nevertheless, it’s one of the greatest books ever written!
American Psycho, Brett Easton Ellis
Although the book is largely treated as satire, the gore level is too high for it to go unnoticed. Many countries have banned the book, while others put an age restriction on it. The violence was just too much!