By Ben Thompson
From sex-crazed gods to starving monsters, Ben Thompson brings mythical titans to existence in stories of event, bloodlust, and unrelenting badassitude.
because the starting of human historical past humans have created myths, tall stories, superheroes, and arch-villains—men and girls who launched into insane adventures, played notable feats of exceptional awesomeness, and overcame all odds to violently smite their foes into bloody pulp. In Badass: The start of a Legend, Ben Thompson compiles those fantastical stories from the start of time to this day and tells them within the thoroughly over-the-top demeanour during which they have been meant, together with:
The Indian god-king who led a military of monkeys opposed to the King of All Demons
The Viking god of thunder and extraordinary hair, who beaten the skulls of giants with a ridiculously large hammer
An Anglo-Saxon hero so hardcore he might arm-wrestle monsters' joints out in their sockets
The hate-filled literary behemoth who obliterated send hulls together with his face
The Norse necromancer queen who summoned a horde of zombie berserkers
Dirty Harry Callahan
The prototypical modern day antihero and intensely embodiment of badass
From Publishers Weekly
In his first e-book, Badass, Thompson, writer of the website badassoftheweek.com, curious about warlords, samurai, pirates, and gunfighters who really existed; during this follow-up, he turns to mythological badasses all through historical past. From Anubis and Zeus to Capt. James T. Kirk and Godzilla, Thompson promises certain and adrenaline-fueled screeds on forty characters "whose tales of ball-crushing conquest are nonetheless striking adequate to make even the tamest readers are looking to seize up a sword and move trying to find dragon meat." matters comprise El Chupacabra ("this freakadelic ass-reaming spawn of Satan"); Diomedes ("the wanton slaughter of faceless jobbers is simply the start of awesomeness"); and, in a long-overdue tribute, the Daleks from health care provider Who ("these murderous, automatic salt-shakers are vile constructs of natural evil"). thankfully, the e-book contains badass girls in addition to males, and Thompson's overheated prose rises even extra whilst describing the Indian goddess Kali: "When she's now not eating the entrails of the gods, getting inebriated on human blood, acting her Dance of Annihilation... she shoots blood out of her mouth like a fireplace hose... she's pretty well the main completely steel being ever." (Mar.)
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About the Author
Ben Thompson has run the warhammer of an internet site badassoftheweek.com seeing that 2004, and has written funny history-related columns for retailers reminiscent of Cracked, Fangoria, Penthouse, and the yankee Mustache Institute. although he's by no means flown a jetpack over the Atlantic Ocean or punched somebody so difficult that his head exploded, he's thought of by means of many to be the world's most well known specialist on badassitude. His first booklet, Badass, was once published in 2009.
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