#amazonfail : list of books proving it's not adult content that gets you deranked

So folks have noted that actual works of classic literature have gotten deranked by amazon, allegedly due to their adult content. Hence Lady Chatterley's Lover, the whole of de Sade, and Brokeback Mountain to name a few.

The hypocrisy of this is rank, no pun intended, but to highlight just how untrue that argument is, here is a list of books full of lit porn that have not been deranked as yet:

1.) Tropic of Cancer
Delta of Venus crossed the line tho

2.) Does God Love Michael's Two Daddies?
Heather Has Two Mommies is too risque though. Probably because Jesus isn't in it.

3.) Naked Lunch (Guess it doesn't count if your rep is tough enough, Amazon must not think that Burroughs was REALLY talking about getting high off of black jissom)

4.) Henry and June

5.) The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amazing Sex (!) currently ranked #944 as a matter of fact. Maybe this is really just a payoff to the Complete Idiot's Guide people to bump up their rankings for the search "SEX" as this is the first title to come up.

6.) Playboy: the Complete Centerfolds

7.) The Mammoth Book of Dirty, Sick, X-Rated and Politically Incorrect Jokes: The Ultimate Collection of X-Rated Gags (really? REALLY?!)

8.) Young People Fucking (NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!)

9.) Lolita
Clearly, lolita was a child, so her having sex isn't adult material at all.

10.) Ulysses
Clearly the Amazon editors never finished it either. This one is probably my favorite.

So there you have it. If you find more hypocrisy, add them in the comments.

UPDATE 1 More to add:

The Lover has not been deranked. One hopes this is because Amazon recognizes that Duras is a master craftsman whose sensuous writing on a young girls sexual coming of age with an older man transcends the erotic. One cynically observes it's probably because they're illiterate boobs who haven't read the book.

The DVD of Baise Moi. Never mind that the title is "fuck me" and it features and extended scene of simulated anal rape with full penetration in the first twenty minutes. That's healthy hetero boinking!

Ed Champion will love this: The Kindly Ones currently ranked at 14,203! Incest and gay sex are fine if you're a gross nazi!

Michel Foucault's History of Sexuality

UPDATE 2 Still More:

Apparently badly written sex scenes by right wing goons are fine:

Scooter Libby's book, bestiality and all, is still ranked. As is Bill O'Reilly's pre-factor "thriller." If you haven't had the pleasure, be sure to read Al Franken's "Lies and the Lying Liars who tell them" for a hilarious breakdown of the latter.


Via moony.livejournal.com: A

Via moony.livejournal.com:

A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality is just fine.

For a while, they weren't admitting that I wrote one of my books

The Tor/Harper-Collins SF writer couldn't possibly be the same Rebecca Ore who wrote a GLBT book for Aquaduct Press.

I wonder if Amazon is having financial trouble and trying to find a buyer. This was what happened shortly after SixApart pulled the Strikethrough nonsense -- they sold LiveJournal to the Russians.

interesting that you mention

interesting that you mention that, but check this:

I saw that already

I saw that, but disagree. My book wasn't tagged by anyone, but Amazon did list suggested tags.

The IT people I know think that Amazon decided to try to slide this one in on a holiday weekend, thinking nobody would notice. LJ used to do the same thing.

The Amazon.co.jp site shows my book in the default search, but requires going through a click through on age before seeing the actual book. That wasn't there a while back (don't remember seeing it at all the first time I ego-surfed for Centuries Ago and Very Fast.

I'm on the fence about

I'm on the fence about bantown, but I do know that whatever it is, there's a great deal of incompetence on display. All that really remains to be seen is the level of malice present in that incompetence.

They're sending out the glitch letter to people who complained

I'm still suspecting that the Japanese portion of the firm had a better solution to the "problem" and were more honest about it. Age check screens in Japanese and English would be a rather difficult glitch, I think.