A neologism

introsuction, n.

1. A book introduction that is so well-written and fascinating that it sucks one into reading the book immediately.

2. The introduction to a book that sucks.

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3 Responses to A neologism

  1. Mike Aubrey says:

    So, do both these senses of the word arise from your list of shame books?

  2. Mike, for number 1, YES. And from a fortuitous slip of the fingers in another post. But it’s a No for number 2, in regards to that list, as those are all “White Hat Books.” (I haven’t mentioned any recent “Black Hat Books,” though perhaps I will sometime soon.)

    Nick, thank you very much!

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