Originally Posted by LDBoblo
No excuse for behavior. Person is at fault, not the book. Being emotionally affected, as a hypothetical parent in such a hypothetical situation would undoubtedly be, should not affect the book.
But in reality, the book is going to also get blamed for what happened. That's not going to change. You are going to be outraged at the neighbor and the book and you will want to sue the author.
You won't be saying. "Oh yes, the book had nothing to do with this and I will defend Amazon's right to sell it." That's not going to happen. You'd be right there demanding Amazon take it down.