American publisher gives in to Twitter mob, burns its own book
"There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all." ~ Oscar Wilde ~
On April 16th, small fiction publishing house Dzanc released their latest book, The Siege of Tel Aviv, a dystopian, absurdist satire written by Hesh Kestin, and praised by Stephen King as "scarier than anything Stephen King ever wrote."
to a press release written by the author on April 25th, the small, and
admittedly vulnerable, publishing house had unpublished the novel almost
immediately when 13 tweeters accused the novel of being Islamophobic. More
specifically, tweeters accused the book of two things: using "Moslem" instead
of "Muslim" and calling Iran a Muslim country.