(Update: Amazon has taken the Pedophile's Guide down.)
No, your eyes do not deceive you. The book cover to the right reads The Pedophile's Guide to Love & Pleasure: A Child-Lover's Code of Conduct by one freaky author named Philip R. Greaves II.
Uck! Makes my stomach turn. Sure, I'm sickened at the mere thought of the existence of a book promoting pedophilia or using the word "love" to describe such a despicable act. However, I'm even more horrified that a popular bookseller like Amazon.com would allow the sale of this book on their website!!!
WTF, Amazon? TAKE THIS BOOK OFF YOUR SITE IMMEDIATELY.
The description of the e-book from Amazon's site reads:
This is my attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certian [sic] rules for these adults to follow. I hope to achieve this by appealing to the better nature of pedosexuals, with hope that their doing so will result in less hatred and perhaps liter [sic] sentences should they ever be caught.
Oh, I see. So Mr. Greaves has written a book instructing pedophiles how to be nicer when they're molesting and raping children. I see. Great ... DISGUSTING AND DESPICABLE!!! And why would Amazon take part in promoting a book that might get any child rapist a lighter sentence?
This publication is promoting behavior that is illegal, extremely dangerous to children, and frankly, attempts to normalize horrendous criminal behavior.
It is Amazon's responsibility as a bookseller to remove this e-book immediately.
Do you think Amazon.com should remove the book from their website or that, under freedom of speech, they should be able to leave it up? Where do you draw the line on such freedom of speech?
Talk of an Amazon boycott in regard to their sale of this self-published e-book is swirling around the internet (even in the comments right here on The Stir). In addition, a commenter over on Business Insider reports receiving this response from Amazon:
Keep us posted if you receive any response from Amazon on this issue.
Image via Amazon