What the f*ck was that?
September 3, 2013 11:31 AM Subscribe
Is censorship of words in american novels common now?
posted by eas98 to writing & language (18 answers total)
I used to read a lot of novels when I was younger, but I really haven't read much in the last decade or longer. However, I was recently lent a book and there was a passage where someone was talking to another person and the word motherfucker was written as motherf***er. This was rather disconcerting to me, as it was the first time I've even seen such a thing in a novel.
I then began to wonder if perhaps the entire book was dumbed down so as to not offend anyone, or if I somehow got a censored version. It was a hardcover.
In case anyone wonders, the book was The Avenger, by Frederick Forsyth.