Perhaps reviews like those below explain why.
Dorothy Parker wrote:
This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force. Will be a welcome addition to any bookstore's remainder bin.
The thoughts of Joshua MacLennan:
From the front bench to the back bench, they're funny, they're thick, they are the Liberals! One man's lonely fight against everything since the Enlightenment. Lurching from one piece of buffoonery to another, Corey proves yet again he is not fit for the 21st century. So shrill you can hear the lump of coal in his butt being converted to a diamond…..
Margot Kingston 8 January 2013:
* Coal seam gas explorer Metgasco Limited’s shares were in free fall: