Even Super Villains need advice… including what to read.
Reviewing books I haven’t read so you don’t have to read them either.
It seems every US wannabe super villain has read this book, worships it and often named their child after the author.
But who wanted to just be a wannabe super villain? This is about being a real super villain.
Once again, I haven’t read the book, so you know this is the one truly unbiased review you will read.
Anyone who has owned an atlas (For younger readers: sort of like Google Maps but on paper) knows that Atlas was the titan who held the world on his shoulder. Which is ridiculous. What was he standing on?
Anyone with a knowledge of classical mythology (and if you want to become a super villain you need one) knows that he was actually the titan punished by holding the celestial sphere above the Earth. Which makes far more sense. Otherwise how do the stars and stuff stay up.
Of course, holding the celestial sphere upon his shoulder means that shrugging would probably shake the stars loose, creating some armageddon where there’s deep impacts of asteroids and stuff. Since super villains are the only ones truly prepared – already living in underground bunkers – it’s clearly a story about a world populated solely by super villains. While a world peopled entirely by super villains sounds like the greatest book ever, the premise whereby everyone else is killed in some freak cosmic accident rather than a complex and surprisingly not doomed-to-fail plan to wipe out the non-villains is a little unsatisfying.
No wonder this this a book favoured by wannabe super villains, not actual super villains.