Following firestorm, Amazon pulls 'The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure' from store

by Knowlton Thomas

amazonFollowing hundreds of anger-infused comments over a highly controversial self-published book, online retail giant Amazon silently pulled the book from its site yesterday.

The book's title? The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover's Code of Conduct. The author described the book as a guide "to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved  in them, by establishing certain rules for these adults to follow."

Amazon has thus far said little on the matter, but selectively issued a statement reading, "Amazon believes it is censorship not to sell books simply because we or others believe their message is objectionable"—however, "Amazon does not support or promote hatred or criminal acts."

What do you think? Should Amazon have removed the book or left it for sale?

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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