By Ben Thompson
From sex-crazed gods to starving monsters, Ben Thompson brings mythical titans to lifestyles in stories of event, bloodlust, and unrelenting badassitude.
because the starting of human heritage 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 delivery of a Legend, Ben Thompson compiles those fantastical stories from the start of time to at the present time and tells them within the thoroughly over-the-top demeanour within 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 may arm-wrestle monsters' joints out in their sockets
The hate-filled literary behemoth who obliterated send hulls along with his face
The Norse necromancer queen who summoned a horde of zombie berserkers
Dirty Harry Callahan
The prototypical modern day antihero and extremely embodiment of badass
From Publishers Weekly
In his first booklet, Badass, Thompson, author of the website badassoftheweek.com, thinking about warlords, samurai, pirates, and gunfighters who truly 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 provides distinct and adrenaline-fueled screeds on forty characters "whose tales of ball-crushing conquest are nonetheless remarkable sufficient to make even the tamest readers are looking to grab up a sword and cross 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 comprises badass ladies in addition to males, and Thompson's overheated prose rises even additional while describing the Indian goddess Kali: "When she's no longer eating the entrails of the gods, getting under the influence of alcohol 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 absolutely steel being ever." (Mar.)
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About the Author
Ben Thompson has run the warhammer of an internet site badassoftheweek.com considering the fact that 2004, and has written funny history-related columns for shops akin to Cracked, Fangoria, Penthouse, and the yank Mustache Institute. although he's by no means flown a jetpack over the Atlantic Ocean or punched anyone so difficult that his head exploded, he's thought of by way of many to be the world's premiere professional on badassitude. His first publication, Badass, used to be published in 2009.
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Badass: The Birth of a Legend: Spine-Crushing Tales of the Most Merciless Gods, Monsters, Heroes, Villains, and Mythical Creatures Ever Envisioned by Ben Thompson