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Update According to the blurb for Six Steps to Spiritual Revival , the Christian Coalition's Pat Robertson "reveals an amazing Scriptural pattern". But there's a pretty amazing pattern emerging amongst buyers of his book on Amazon.com.

Head over to this link and see if there's anything unusual. Or click to enlarge the screenshot, captured earlier today.

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Yes, it appears that his readership includes a constituency that would make him blanche.
Scrolling down, you can see that a number of users have recommended The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Men in addition to, or as an alternative to Robertson's tome.

Robertson has fulminated against homosexuality many times, equating it to Satanism.

Personalization gone mad? asks net privacy specialist Richard M Smith - who we thank for bringing this to our attention. No, more likely a hack, he explains.

"Someone just got friends to visit the Web pages for the two books a bunch of times. Since the Robertson book hasn't sold very well, Amazon relies on page hits for recommendations and not book purchases."

However the online retailer only has itself to blame for the increasingly surreal " Customers who wear clothes also shop for:" recommendations… which in this case includes Clean Underwear (again!) and "Cheetah Print Slippers".

Amazon.com certainly does move in mysterious ways.®



Update:

Remarkably, Amazon.com had removed the

Customers who shopped for this item also shopped for...

entry within ten minutes of the publication of this story. Since then the other recommendations have changed a number of times, as Amazon.com users make their way to inspect the page. Real-time vox pop?

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