The Golden Age of Censorship

The Golden Age of Censorship A dazzling masterful and compelling novel that challenges our ideas about censorship prejudice and the fine line between art and exploitation

A dazzling, masterful and compelling novel that challenges our ideas about censorship, prejudice and the fine line between art and exploitation.

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The Golden Age of Censorship

  1. Note Paul HoffmanPossibly the only novelist of his generation to be born by the light of a paraffin lamp, Paul Hoffman spent much of his childhood on airfields all around the world watching his father a pioneer of sports parachuting and European Champion jumping out of aeroplanes After a long battle with the English educational system which involved avoiding school whenever possible he was offered a place to read English at New College, Oxford when no other university would interview him After graduating he worked in over twenty different jobs, including boardman in a betting shop, messenger boy to a City merchant bank and teacher He was also senior film censor at the British Board of Film Classification.His first novel, The Wisdom of Crocodiles took thirteen years to write Among other things it predicted the re emergence of international terrorism in the 21st Century and the precise nature of the collapse of the world financial system Part of the novel was made into a film starring Jude Law and Timothy Spall His second novel, The Golden Age of Censorship, a black comedy based on his experiences as a film censor, was published in 2007 As a screenwriter he has written or co written three produced films and worked with, among others, Francis Ford Coppola.

891 Reply to “The Golden Age of Censorship”

  1. I enjoyed this, and raced through it in a couple of days I m not sure that it will appeal very widely as the book is very preoccupied with cinema and censorship issues and it s some time before the narrative drive becomes apparent I think that s a strength as the topics are both very interesting to me personally, but I realise lots of other people might be saying get on with it long before the novel slips into higher gear The latter part of the book dwells as much on personal political issues an [...]

  2. I almost gave up on this book a dozen times because the first half is so plodding, plodding, plodding and it is difficult to follow who is talking and the action bips and bops back and forth in time However, about 2 3 way the thru the author seems to finally find his voice and pacing and the whole story gets entertaining It was actually worth the effort My impression is that this story is than just slightly autobiographical, and that was part of the problem why the author had trouble getting g [...]

  3. as a novel it s OK, but a little flat As a window into the world of British film censorship it s far interesting The author could have maybe should have written a non fiction book covering the same ground.

  4. Great premise, characterisation and story All around good except for the cop out ending Not quite as bad as the St Elsewhere twist ending, but close Some editor somewhere needed to just tear up the last page.

  5. A fascinating book, well worth the read I think Though it has to be said, the writing occasionally set my teeth on edge

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