November 11th, 2010
06:39 PM ET

'Pedophile's guide' pulled from Amazon.com

The controversial e-book, "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure" has been pulled from Amazon.com, a spokesman for the online retailer confirmed Thursday.

The self-published title's appearance on Amazon.com led to a public uproar and calls for a boycott of the site. As of late Wednesday, more than 2,000 Amazon.com users had left comments on the listing, nearly all of them condemning the site for selling the title.

The e-book's author, Phillip R. Greaves II, said he published the controversial tome to address what he considers unfair portrayals of pedophiles in the media.

When asked about the controversy, Amazon.com spokesman Drew Herdener would not respond.

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  1. mr beafy

    You could argue for or against it but at the end of the day we could use it as previously mentioned to track people buying it. Alas another wasted opportunity.

    November 11, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. cicisbo

    That is disgusting that Amazon would allow this book to be sold. Who would do such a thing? This is a book about pedophiles for crying out loud people!

    November 11, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Carmen

    actually the comments totaled 3000 and it was growing so you supportive prevs will now have to work a little harder now to get your how too guide

    November 11, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. John C

    I disapprove of censorship, but I can understand why Amazon doesn't want its brand identified with a shocking "Pedo's Guide" like this. Unfortunately for our children, however, there are plenty of other places where the pedo author can find a market.

    November 11, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. PARROT

    BEING A PEDOPHILE IS NOT A CRIME, IS JUST A LIFESTYLE !!

    November 11, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Person

      If it manifests enough to be a lifestyle then it is a crime. What are you talking about?

      November 11, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Know Ledge

      YUCK, yeah I know being a serial killer is just a lifestyle too, just watch Texas Chainsaw Massacre, LOL!

      November 11, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • AJB

      A lifestyle for a sick P.O.S. Parrot your pinga must be too little for an adult. Speaking of Cuba-why don't you take a trip there. There is zero tolerance for perverts like you ther

      November 11, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Helion

    @PARROT Strictly speaking you're right but when most people see 'pedophile' they read 'child molester' which is a crime. The terms have become synonymous.

    November 11, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dave

    This is NOT about censorship...it is merely one company not willing to distribute a book..if you believe this book should be sold, then open an online bookstore yourself!

    November 11, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Helion

      You have it a little mixed up. Amazon were willing to sell the book until a whole bunch of people threatened to boycott them unless they pulled it. What you should have said was "If you want to not sell it in a bookstore you should open your own bookstore and not sell it". Do you see the difference in perspective ?

      November 11, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jr

    Sick world for our children to grow up in...pure evil pedophile's are..GOD Help our children..from sick perverts...

    November 11, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. rose

    Unfriggen believable. I refuse to have any dealings with amazon now. Phillip needs to be hung by his tiny balls for making such crap for innocent children to ge their hands on. Who but a pervert cares about pedophile profiles? There is totally no unfair portrayals of any such person in my book. Here's an idea.......letshave a bookburning party and include the peds too.

    November 11, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Coloradream

    ybs: Is that true? FBI being clever........interesting.

    November 11, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. william

    Everyone on this message board should commit suicide. and so should the author of this book and every last program director and corporate office worker in the employ of amazon. youre all annoying.

    November 11, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • BewdyCall

      This includes you, too, you realize ...?

      November 11, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. zulz

    To all the people dissing islam, shut up and get your facts straight! Our prophet PBUH married those woman to help them and did not consumate the marriage to the 9 year old till she was old enough

    November 11, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lou

      And how old was she? I notice you didn't mention that. 12 is the answer, correct? Wow, now I feel better about Islam.

      November 11, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • vonStemwede

      Aiysha reported that when her little friends came over to play dolls, they would run away when the "prophet" came around. Apparently a bunch of nine-year old girls had more sense than their parents who follwed that depraved beast.

      November 11, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. AwhiteGuy

    Yes ban all books that are designed to spread hate or harm others. Can't we turn the corner in human evolution towards a positive direction.?

    November 11, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • BewdyCall

      Absolutely! How about you start the ball rolling by not defining yourself as "AwhiteGuy"?

      November 11, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. AJB

    Cut the pingas off the pedophiles! Castrate them so they may not harm another precious child. If that doesn't work execute them. Cuba at least has one of the lowest child molestation rates in the world. Fidel and his cronies don't tolerate that filth!

    November 11, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. zulz

    And I agree with the one post. You people are acting like only wannabe paedophiles want to read it. What exactly is the context of the book? Parents should know what to look out for,who to look out for!

    November 11, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
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