Are you a designated reader? Do you spend hours reading your favorite books and reading gives you peace of mind? If yes, then you must be always hunting for the next read that can take you to the land of emotions, drama, and romance. So, if you want to read some of the most critically acclaimed and controversial books of all the times, then we have good news for you.
Today, we are going to walk through the most controversial books that you should definitely include in your reading list. So, here we are going to share the list of some of the famous books that you should read today.
1984, by George Orwell
1984 was a controversial book that was published in 1949 by George Orwell. This book was controversial because the way The Thought Police and the Ministry of Truth have been highlighted in the book has been divided after a global war. The classic plot of the book paints a grim picture showing how the world will survive under the robbed freedom and privacy. This book has been later on adapted into a play and films and has been repeatedly performed on numerous stages because privacy in the world has always been a challenge.
The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye was categorized as the young adult book when it was published back in 1951. This book was controversial because it talks about profanity, sexuality and plenty of other dark topics boldly. This book brought so many young adult writers into the limelight who want to discover real social topics. This book is a perceptive study of the adolescent mentality that has been still read in American classrooms to understand the symphony of young minds.
Robert Cormier’s The Chocolate War
Robert Cormier’s 1974 novel The Chocolate War has ignited the spark of controversy with its dark theme of physical and mental abuse that has been inflicted upon a teenage boy in an all-boys catholic high school. The book has made numerous American parents mad due to the sexual and bullying incidents shown in the book. Moreover, this book was categorized under the young adult category so it didn’t help either. But, in spite of the controversy, this book has become highly popular and is still appreciated by literature lovers.
Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code is a book that gave an alternative Christian doctrine to numerous Roman Catholics around the world that this book became the most controversial book of all time. Did the relationship between Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene lead to an ongoing secret bloodline, protected by a secret society? – this book has talked about some of the hardest topics of the Christian religion. This book has been sold worldwide and translated into dozens of languages. The controversial plotline of the book made it the best seller book globally so the controversy is good sometimes.
Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer
The Tropic of Cancer book was published in 1934 in France and has been categorized as a controversial book due to its aggressive misogyny, sexual content and theme of toxic masculinity. It was published in America in 1961 that led to numerous obscenity trials in the country. One judge has commented about this book that it is a pool of slimy and rotten debris of human depravity. So, you can guess from the lawsuit the level of controversy that this book made.
So, if you want to read some controversial classic books of all time, then you can start your journey with these books. By reading some classic controversial books, you will be able to understand various shades of darkness.