By the Book

The quote “knowledge is power” is frequently attributed to Sir Francis Bacon. While he may not have *exactly* said this, he said something close enough. Knowledge, like power, is often something that is considered neither good nor evil: it’s neither knowledge or power by itself that is noble or wicked, but the application and use of said power/knowledge.

That probably doesn’t apply for the Necronomicon. Either the Lovecraftian book of spells of the Evil Dead‘s variant the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis.