Skip to comments.Amazon removes incest-related erotica titles from store, Kindle archive
Posted on 12/12/2010 6:48:03 PM PST by Raymann
A discussion thread on Amazons Kindle Community forum notes that Amazon has begun removing some previously-published books or stories from its store, and from the Kindle archives. Readers who have previously downloaded them to their Kindles can keep them there, but cannot re-download them (and will be refunded the price of purchase assuming Amazon can still find the purchase record).
The story whose removal sparked the discussion was an erotica title called Wicked Lovely by author Jess C. Scott. The tale dealt with incest, and involved a love scene between a 17- and an 18-year-old. However, Amazon would not tell Scott specifically what caused the removal of her novel. The only response she has received, after repeatedly trying to contact Amazon for more information, is a form letter:
(Excerpt) Read more at teleread.com ...
There goes the biography of Cleopatra.
>>I recently re-read Tom Sawyer. I missed the incest episodes. Possibly you could point them out for me.<<
Tom Sawyer used the “N” word. That was sufficient to have it burned.
>>Amazon has made a business choice. They have every right to do so.<<
Heck yeah. Just a bad one, based on hysteria. It is still book burning, which I have never said is against anyone’s rights.
>>Its completely disgusting, and if those books are banned/burned, the better off people will be.<<
I cannot possibly top (or even address) that. I guess we are left with the Bible and all else is Satan spawn.
I started with what was basically a disclaimer.
Whenever I have kids, I don’t want them to know books like that even exist.
Whenever I have kids, I dont want them to know books
like that even exist.
Who's business acumen has built a huge empire from scratch? Yours or Jeff's?
Giving in to popular hysteria is an old and revered business tactic. I would never suggest Mr. Bezos' (unlike you, I don't know him well enough to refer to him by his given name) judgment is not a result of business calculus. If he torches his inventory to keep the townspeople with pitchforks from his doors I don't blame him in the slightest.
Using the n-word is hateful, but not criminal. Incest (even between consenting adults) is.
The n-word was a common word in 19th century literature personally, I think the passages from some books such as Tom Sawyer are important to at least give positive lessons from, such as the fact that such a word is not in the place it was in 19th century America, times have changed. Mark Twain was honestly, I believe, trying to reflect how things were in America in that time period, and it’s rediculous to say that they were’t it’s history, and hopefully we learned how to get over it.
I would also add that the Holy Bible wasn’t clean of much of what we had mentioned, but it does bring to light negative consequences, some of which are possible in today’s world as well. Affairs which end in someone getting killed as a cover-up are possible, family feuds (David vs. Absalom), and a whole lot more.
Yup. I’ve never been big on allegory.
“>>I recently re-read Tom Sawyer. I missed the incest episodes. Possibly you could point them out for me.<<
Tom Sawyer used the N word. That was sufficient to have it burned.”
The “N” word? “N” word? OH! The “N” word! “Naughty”! yes that is it! “Naughty” Tom and Huck were “Naughty”! Oh I can see why the book was burned, libs don’t want to ruin boy’s self esteem by calling them “Naughty”~~
Tongue in cheek? ‘Hope so.
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