Maybe I should just rename it Necronomicon...
Over the past couple of years I have given some conference papers that included work from, and made references to, How Tradition Works. After these conferences, a few people--often graduate students--have come up to me, asked me when the book was coming out and if they could get a copy. I've obligingly gone home, printed up a copy of the manuscript, photocopied it double sided, bound it, and mailed it off.
Not a single person who has received one of these copies has ever commented on it. I've never heard from most of them ever again.
Does this mean that the book is so bad that no one can stand to read it?
Is it so bad that people are embarrassed and don't want to tell me?
No. That couldn't be.
Maybe the book drives everyone who reads it stark raving mad.
N'ghai, y-nyah, y-nyah! N'ghaa, n'n'ghai, waf'l pthaghn -- Yog-Sothoth! Yog Sothoth! ....
(is this why my galleys haven't arrived yet?)