[DWJ] deep secret editions
hallieod at indigo.ie
Fri Oct 7 02:15:11 EDT 2005
>I just ran into a comment that the US YA edition of Deep Secret is
>expurgated. This is the edition that I have, and I was wondering if
>the expurgations are serious enough that I should try to buy a
>different edition as well. What do you think?
Doing this from memory rather than checking, but I think they're
seriously annoying rather than serious. All language rather than
scenes. Rupert's called a 'little shit' in the original, which is
changed to 'a brat' in the expurgated version, and when Rupert says
one of Janine's jumpers looks as if someone had stapled rabbit
testicles to her breast it's changed to 'rabbit turds' - though
presumably not stapled? If anyone who's been here sufficiently long
has kept all their old posts searches for 'testicles' it should pull
up Christian's list of the edits. Of what he quite rightly called
'the crap edition', IIRC.
But the book is back in print over here, and *well* worth having the
real thing, IMO.
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