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. Good girl hippie

    We live in a voyueristic, reality-world based society....Like this book and websites filled with filth....Just because something is "legal"....doesn't make it right!! So is cyberbullying...Giving these sick dudes a platform is just wrong....and child molesting is illegal. I don't agree with censorship so to speak, but we Americans need to guard our kids and do what is moral and stand against these things. They only fuel the fire. Now, all this publicity...Go FBI. : )

    November 11, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. AblackGuy

    Yes (AwhiteGuy) even though you support banning hate literature you should know that announcing you're white smacks of hate. I'm sure you were just pointing out that you're a white guy who's in favor of banning Nazi literature and pimping material alike. Don't sweat the small stuff. Most bloggers lack common sense.

    November 11, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. JVIPER88

    LOL at the "...unfair portrayals of pedophiles in the media." Those poor pedophiles can never catch a break!

    November 11, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Michael Scarborough

    The author didn't like the way pedophiles are portrayed in the media? Yet another reason to give child molesters life sentences. They really don't understand how sick they really are.

    November 11, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. beauty

    I agree with so sick 100 percent and also if some nasty pervert lays a finger on my son inapropriatly,then I guess I'll be going to jail for murder

    November 11, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. purtbrwowniz

    I am completely hurt by most of your reactions and the fallout of us as a human race in your comments. this book is not going to sold by amazon because they as a company dont want to sell it. ever religon has its own good and evils come on are you serious? and as a mother.. a young mother i took a forensic phyc class and taught me everything i didnt want to know about these people who commit these horrid crimes against someone smaller and slightly not by much though deveolped then they are. i am truely hurt

    November 11, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. nunuyurbizniss

    I think being a pedophile is like being gay, you can't really control whether you are or aren't one, whether you like it or not. Not all pedophiles are rapists. All of you act like you have no empathy, which isn't surprising. The guy who wrote this had a story or reason you people seem to act prejudice against. Either way though, it would be best if this book were more about overcoming pedophilia rather than subjecting to it, because pedophilia is really just pure taboo now. And I'm saying if pedophilia WERE normal [to the "media"] and not taboo, you all wouldn't be so exaggerative and hateful about it.

    November 11, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. phil

    @nunyerbiznazz...pedophilia will never be "normal". Neither will being gay. Otherwise, the rest of us would be abnormal. Just the fact that there is even such a thing as a pedoohile guidebook or a priest child-rapist is alarming. But to peer into these things and see just how embedded they are in reality is totally shocking. horrific even. America is sick.

    November 12, 2010 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
  9. Pedophile Protection Assoc. (PPA)

    Law should dictate that every convicted pedophile's extended family should be investigated. All those found protecting, lying, and never coming forward about the family pedophile, should be dealt with harshly. These sicko's could never get away with it if not for their families and churches protecting them.

    November 12, 2010 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
  10. really?

    As offesive as the book is, it should not be censored. Think about it, we have reality shows on TV that displays acts of violence and websites that promotes similiar topics as the books do, but I can guarantee that it stills get a lot of viewership. Isn't it time that we look at parents to be parents rather put blame and responsilities on others to parent?

    November 12, 2010 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  11. Craig

    Ok, so we got this book pulled, now lets get the books pulled that show naked children like David Hamilton and Sally Mann. They show fully nude children yet its called art and amazon sells those kinds of books.

    November 12, 2010 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  12. Lola

    It's not censorship if Amazon doesnt want this book sold on their website. The guy self-published the book and put it up for sale on Amazon, like so many people sell things there. It is offensive material to most people. If Amazon allows this book to be sold on their website, many people (myself included) will no longer purchase items from Amazon.

    November 12, 2010 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  13. an american women

    I can't even read all the comments for getting mad how could anyone defend this book ur all crazy and why pin it on white men I watch the news its not always a white man its been every race its been men and women and no matter who done it its still wrong they should be killed children should be safe heed this warning to all creeps stay away from my kids or I will kill you myself no joke!!!

    November 12, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  14. termlimits

    I closed my account yesterday. Sometimes your voice has to be heard, even if it's small!!

    November 12, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  15. superfumuso

    So disgusting, what's next? A how-to guide for killing people and getting away with it?

    November 12, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
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