Originally posted by Robert Allen:
Oh come on :) First it was only $50. Docc Hillford has sold super-uber-super-secrets for a lot more than that.
And some of us paid and were not happy with the value received. Besides, I'm not sure comparing Docc and Max is such a fair rasslin' match.
Second, there was absolutely no info on what it was about.
That's correct. And absent any specific information, I'd venture to say most of us relied on our respect for both Maven and Minch -- respect earned over the course of many years.
Third it was by Max Maven. No disrepspect meant to Mr. Maven, but if I was him and saw how much his books have gone for on the 'bay over the years, I would be mightily tempted to release such a book where each page simply had the number "42" on it :) .
Maybe you would, Robert, but I don't expect Max or Stephen to do so. And Prism
certainly demonstrated a level of restraint that should be acknowledged.
I'm going to withhold judgement on this unpleasant little book for a little while longer.