It didn't help that La Rice took one of her stands over the poor, picked upon author and book and 'censorship' and all, but that drama is over and she's deleted those posts from her FB page (what a surprise).
Anyhow, my drift is this - are we carrying this PC and trigger point warnings just a tad too far? I don't want to link to the actual blog review and draw drama (that blog had enough over the Breslin affair), but can I just vent here? The review was over a favorite book of mine, Calico Palace by Gwen Bristow, and it was overall favorable with this one little bit that just threw me.
Really? A book set in the mid 1800s, written in 1970 by a woman about 70 at the time she wrote it. I barely recall the mention of the Indians at the trading post, and certainly didn't see that as offensive to my politically correct sensitive nature (sarcasm font on), and so small a moment in large a large book that it's not even worth a mention - or is it worth a mention? Are we that PC? I could see it offensive if it was in a modern day setting and characters took that attitude towards a particular Indian Tribe, but in the 19C? Seriously?Every time I review a classic, I run headlong into some kind of prejudice and have to issue a trigger warning/disclaimer. In this book, there is a fairly brief section in which our heroes encounter a group of California Native Americans who live near a trading post. Let’s just say that our heroes do not think highly of Native Americans, especially the ones that hang out near trading posts (although they do think highly of the Plains Indians, who had a very different culture than that of the California Indians). I find the book palatable despite this ugly aspect for the following reasons:
*gets off soap box*