Glorifying Terrorism, Manufacturing Contempt: An Anthology

By Farah Mendlesohn

Rating: 3 stars

This anthology was published as a reaction to the Terrorism Act 2006 and each story in it could be interpreted as breaking that law, particularly in regards to the “glorification of terrorism” clauses. In this regard, they were a mixed bag. Some were subtle and some were as subtle as a half-brick in a sock. The quality was generally high, although I was disappointed by Ken Macloed’s contribution which was fragmentary and a bit random.

The problem is really that, by its very nature, it’d have to be a mostly dystopian book. And, as I’ve pointed out before, I don’t like dystopian fiction much. However, the point is more to do with the politics, and I still feel that it’s an important point to make, and I’m glad that I did buy the book.

Book details

ISBN: 9780955468803
Publisher: Rackstraw Press
Year of publication: 2006

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