Thursday, March 22, 2012
Supervillain: The Concise Guide by Ras Ashcroft
Fancy degrees and qualifications are not required. With this concise guide, you will learn all the basic tricks of the trade. Ease into your first seedy business, create a large organisation with interests in finance, media and politics, and build a powerful military force. Eventually you will launch your crusade to rule the entire planet.
Take your shot at world domination – and hit the bull’s-eye.
This was definitely an entertaining read. It is a guide-book on how to become the best super-villain you can be. The premise alone is hilarious.
The chapters are set up as any guidebook’s, but they cover such topics as how to fix your persona to give off that wonderful evil feel, and how to go about achieving planetary control. It gets funnier and funnier as you read on. It is very much tongue-in-cheek, but the writing is handled nicely, with a good sense of pacing, which keeps the reader amused.
One of my favorite sections in the book was the interviews with two convicts, but the whole thing is delightful and a quick read. I can easily recommend this to anyone needing a good laugh.