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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 heritage humans have created myths, tall stories, superheroes, and arch-villains—men and girls who launched into insane adventures, played amazing feats of unprecedented 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 this present day and tells them within the thoroughly over-the-top demeanour within which they have been meant, together with:

Rama
The Indian god-king who led a military of monkeys opposed to the King of All Demons

Thor
The Viking god of thunder and amazing hair, who beaten the skulls of giants with a ridiculously large hammer

Beowulf
An Anglo-Saxon hero so hardcore he may possibly arm-wrestle monsters' joints out in their sockets

Moby-Dick
The hate-filled literary behemoth who obliterated send hulls along with his face

Skuld
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 publication, Badass, Thompson, author of the website badassoftheweek.com, interested in 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 grants designated 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 cross attempting 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 ebook contains badass ladies 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 hearth 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 because 2004, and has written funny history-related columns for shops equivalent to Cracked, Fangoria, Penthouse, and the yank Mustache Institute. even if he's by no means flown a jetpack over the Atlantic Ocean or punched somebody so not easy that his head exploded, he's thought of by means of many to be the world's top-rated professional on badassitude. His first ebook, Badass, was once published in 2009.

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