posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 09:58 PM
Sorry, but after lurking in the shadows of ATS I have to post something on this;
The book doesn't exist (as many have said), but the idea of a book like this could exist. Please let me explain:
The idea of finding a "Lost Book of Wisdom" out in the desert is very possible. Many nomatic tribes in the Arabian Desert hide books that have been
past down for 100s of years within a clan. Some of these books pre-date the rise of Islam in Arabia (so yes they are very old books out in the
Due to the nature of these little known religons (at the time), a person who came across one of these books may have misunderstood the contents of
what they have found.
While the idea of using a recurring mystery book wasn't exclusive to Lovecraft (look up "The King in Yellow") His short stories seem to have hit a
nerve better than any other writer has.
I think thats the biggest mystery about it is, "Why does this one non-book affect so many people the way it does?"
Thank you for reading.