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13th Nov '17 8:05:23 PM NightShade96
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See also ArtifactOfDoom, ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow, and BrownNote. Not to be confused with the GreatBigBookOfEverything or SpellBook, which are more of a neutral nature. May overlap with TomesOfProphecyAndFate if they have evil prophecies. Can involve TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou.

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See also ArtifactOfDoom, ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow, and BrownNote. Not to be confused with the GreatBigBookOfEverything or SpellBook, which are more of a neutral nature.nature, or the DeadlyBook, which is more actively harmful. May overlap with TomesOfProphecyAndFate if they have evil prophecies. Can involve TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou.
13th Nov '17 2:59:56 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's ''Literature/MeinKampf'' has become something like this in countries where it's banned or otherwise difficult to get. (For example, in UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}, the [[UsefulNotes/TheSixteenLandsOfDeutschland state of Bavaria]] owned the copyright and never allowed any reprints from the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII until the copyright expired in TheNewTens.) ''Mein Kampf'' has a reputation for being dangerous enough to turn normal people (especially impressionable teenagers) into ThoseWackyNazis, so many people argue that it must never be put back into circulation. Once the copyright expired, the book finally got published again in Germany, but the new editions defied this trope with annotations by historians to remove the myth from the book and showcase that it's really just incoherent rambling.

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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's ''Literature/MeinKampf'' has become something like this in countries where it's banned or otherwise difficult to get. (For For example, in UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}, the [[UsefulNotes/TheSixteenLandsOfDeutschland state of Bavaria]] owned the copyright and never allowed any reprints from the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII until the copyright expired in TheNewTens.) TheNewTens. ''Mein Kampf'' has a reputation for being dangerous enough to turn normal people (especially impressionable teenagers) into ThoseWackyNazis, so many people argue that it must never be put back into circulation. Once the copyright expired, the book finally got published again in Germany, but the new editions defied this trope with annotations by historians to remove the myth from the book and showcase that it's really just incoherent rambling.
13th Nov '17 2:59:36 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's ''Literature/MeinKampf'' has become something like this in countries where it's banned or otherwise difficult to get. (For example, in UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}, the [[UsefulNotes/TheSixteenLandsOfDeutschland state of Bavaria]] owned the copyright and never allowed any reprints from the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII until the copyright expired in TheNewTens.) ''Mein Kampf'' has a reputation for being dangerous enough to turn normal people (especially impressionable teenagers) into ThoseWackyNazis, so many people argue that it must never be put back into circulation. However, once the copyright expired, the book finally got published again in Germany -- but with annotations by historians to remove the myth from the book and showcase that it's really just incoherent rambling, which is preferable to letting curious people just dig it up on websites of dubious character.

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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's ''Literature/MeinKampf'' has become something like this in countries where it's banned or otherwise difficult to get. (For example, in UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}, the [[UsefulNotes/TheSixteenLandsOfDeutschland state of Bavaria]] owned the copyright and never allowed any reprints from the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII until the copyright expired in TheNewTens.) ''Mein Kampf'' has a reputation for being dangerous enough to turn normal people (especially impressionable teenagers) into ThoseWackyNazis, so many people argue that it must never be put back into circulation. However, once Once the copyright expired, the book finally got published again in Germany -- Germany, but the new editions defied this trope with annotations by historians to remove the myth from the book and showcase that it's really just incoherent rambling, which is preferable to letting curious people just dig it up on websites of dubious character.rambling.
13th Nov '17 2:58:54 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's ''Literature/MeinKampf'' has started to become something like this, specifically in countries where it's banned or otherwise difficult to get. (For example, in UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}, the copyright is owned by the state of Bavaria, which has never allowed any prints since the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.) ''Mein Kampf'' has a reputation for being dangerous enough to turn normal people (and in particular, impressionable teenagers) into ThoseWackyNazis, so many people argue that it must never be put back into circulation again. There are some attempts now to publish the content with annotations by historians to remove the myth from the book and showcase that it's really just incoherent rambling, which seems preferable to letting curious people just dig up the text on the internet on sites with dubious character.

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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's ''Literature/MeinKampf'' has started to become something like this, specifically this in countries where it's banned or otherwise difficult to get. (For example, in UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}, the [[UsefulNotes/TheSixteenLandsOfDeutschland state of Bavaria]] owned the copyright is owned by the state of Bavaria, which has and never allowed any prints since reprints from the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII until the copyright expired in TheNewTens.) ''Mein Kampf'' has a reputation for being dangerous enough to turn normal people (and in particular, (especially impressionable teenagers) into ThoseWackyNazis, so many people argue that it must never be put back into circulation again. There are some attempts now to publish circulation. However, once the content copyright expired, the book finally got published again in Germany -- but with annotations by historians to remove the myth from the book and showcase that it's really just incoherent rambling, which seems is preferable to letting curious people just dig it up the text on the internet on sites with websites of dubious character.
2nd Nov '17 7:45:19 AM skotavatar
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* The three books in ''Literature/DanceoftheButterfly'' could be this, but their actual use is never fully explained. They are highly sought after and guarded closely by those in possession of them.
6th Oct '17 3:07:03 PM TeraChimera
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* Deconstructed in ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/332084/cant Cant]]''. As the tome is so old, it's at risk of falling apart entirely, and as the writer was insane (or, in this case, drunk) when she wrote it, its instructions for summoning eldritch beings are wildly off-base and would never work. Reconstructed when none of this stops it from being dangerous, as the mere act of copying the writing is implied to do ''something'' to Twilight, slowly driving her to an unhealthy obsession with replicating the book ''exactly'' as written.
24th Sep '17 3:56:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheCatcherInTheRye''. Most famously found in the possession of Mark David Chapman, the man who assassinated Music/JohnLennon who claimed inspiration for the act came from the book, as well as John Hinckley, Jr. UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's would be assassin. The book has been further linked to other famous murderers and assassins. Conspiracy theorists have claimed that the book is somehow used by shadowy government forces as a trigger for sleeper assassins like in ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate'', something touched upon in several movies such as the Creator/MelGibson thriller ''Conspiracy Theory''.

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* ''TheCatcherInTheRye''.''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye''. Most famously found in the possession of Mark David Chapman, the man who assassinated Music/JohnLennon who claimed inspiration for the act came from the book, as well as John Hinckley, Jr. UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's would be assassin. The book has been further linked to other famous murderers and assassins. Conspiracy theorists have claimed that the book is somehow used by shadowy government forces as a trigger for sleeper assassins like in ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate'', something touched upon in several movies such as the Creator/MelGibson thriller ''Conspiracy Theory''.
16th Sep '17 5:51:07 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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The EvilCounterpart of the GreatBigBookOfEverything. An old leatherbound book with engravings depicting [[EldritchAbomination unpleasant]] [[MonsterOfTheWeek creatures]], [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow prophecies of certain doom]], and {{spell|Book}}s that do everything from turning toenails green to stopping (or causing) TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Needless to say, YouDoNotWantToKnow where that leather [[GenuineHumanHide came from]].

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The EvilCounterpart of the GreatBigBookOfEverything. An old leatherbound book with engravings depicting [[EldritchAbomination unpleasant]] [[MonsterOfTheWeek creatures]], [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow prophecies of certain doom]], and {{spell|Book}}s that do everything from turning toenails green to stopping (or causing) TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Needless to say, YouDoNotWantToKnow where that leather [[GenuineHumanHide leather]] and [[CouldntFindAPen ink]] came from]].
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11th Sep '17 1:51:20 AM PaulA
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* Italian director Creator/LucioFulci used two. ''Film/CityOfTheLivingDead'' had the Book of Enoch (an actual text used in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, though it probably doesn't really open the gates of Hell), and ''Film/TheBeyond'' has the Book of Eibon, which has first written about by Clark Ashton Smith, and used in Lovecraft's "The Haunter Of The Dark, "Dreams in the Witch-House," and "The Shadow Out of Time."

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* Italian director Creator/LucioFulci used two. ''Film/CityOfTheLivingDead'' had the Book of Enoch (an actual text used in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, though it probably doesn't really open the gates of Hell), and ''Film/TheBeyond'' has the Book of Eibon, which has first written about by Clark Ashton Smith, Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith, and used in Lovecraft's "The Haunter Of The Dark, "Dreams in of the Witch-House," Dark", "Literature/TheDreamsInTheWitchHouse", and "The Shadow Out of Time.""Literature/TheShadowOutOfTime".
9th Sep '17 7:00:40 PM Theriocephalus
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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/TheEyesOfTheDragon'' the wizard Flagg has such a book that he has been reading for over one thousand years and is less than a quarter of a way through lest he go mad from reading it too quickly.

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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/TheEyesOfTheDragon'' the wizard Flagg has such a book that he has been reading for over one thousand years and is less than a quarter of a way through through, lest he go mad from reading it too quickly.
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