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Author of pedophile guide threatened; Amazon pulls book

An update on the pedophile book story from the Associated Press:

Police are investigating whether the author of a guide for pedophiles did anything illegal even as they try to protect him from a threat posted on a local website.

Phillip Ray Greaves II of Pueblo, Colo., has drawn national attention because his self-published book for sale on Amazon offers advice to pedophiles on how to make a sexual encounter with a child as safe as possible. Amazon is no longer selling the book.

Pueblo police heard news reports about the book and went to Greaves' home Thursday morning to interview him. Pueblo Detective Dustin Taylor described Greaves as cooperative and said he gave detectives a copy of the book when they asked for one.

"He was just a normal man. He didn't seem unnerved by us being there," Taylor said.

Police told Greaves that he'd been threatened on a local website and that they would monitor his home for his safety. Taylor said the author didn't seem fearful. Police would not elaborate on the threat, and the message was removed from the website, Taylor said.

Greaves, 47, has no criminal record and is not a registered sex offender, Taylor said. Taylor said authorities kept the book but don't expect criminal charges at this point.

The book, The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover's Code of Conduct, includes first-person descriptions of such encounters, purportedly written from a child's point of view. Greaves argues that pedophiles are misunderstood, as the word literally means to love a child. He adds that it is only a crime to act on sexual impulses toward children, and offers advice that purportedly allows pedophiles to abide by the law.


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ellen barkere

i guess you believe in censorship....sigh

ellen barker

the book BY Patrick Quere called GROGNARD is aLso antisemtiic....see below...i just read
it....yuck..... does that mean Patrick Quere is also antisemitic and a
Jew hater? Maybe yes, maybe not. But how did this stuff get past the
Taipei Times reviewer in china, he does not even mention this stuff
once. Maybe it's Euro chic to be antisemitic, too?.

One example from his text in the novel: quote

"a short, fat, balding, loudmouth, bespectacled Jew."

about a different character:

"the fat hideous Jew

Plus an unflattering description of Jewish retirees as

And a separate antisemitic reference to Jesus turning over
the "the venders' tables in the temple."

Ethnically Felix in the book is
lower-class [French Canadian ] and the antisemitism goes along with the
accompanying stereotypes. But for Patrick Quere to have written this
stuff, well, it's dreck but that is the authentic Felix in terms of
how PQ characterizes him. So it is Felxi in the book who antisemieic
and racist, not Patrick Quere. But who knows, he migth be.

IMHO, if I was a
publisher, even a POD ebook publisher, I am not certain I'd have
published the book in the first

As a online blog book reviewer in Boston I am not certain I would be
giving the novel
any publicity except for the already-committed murder, it's genuine news.

do worry about the Wall Street Effect -- scummy people admiring and
imitating the villains, just as they did those in the Oliver Stone
movie. At the same time I do not believe it is every novelist's duty
to uplift, just tell the truth; and while I hate Felix and his ilk, I
strongly support the right of the publisher to release the book and
would not want Amazon to censor it.

But I would ask for a little
consistency. Maybe as long as the publisher will contribute money from
the book to the cause of mental health, donations should also go
anti-racist groups that fight to protect Black, Hispanics, Asians and
those dastardly Jews.

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