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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

How to Grow Up and Rule the World

How to Grow Up and Rule the World by Vordak the Incomprehensible (also known as Scott Seegert and John Martin)

Source: ARC from Egmont ("Uncorrected, but nonetheless perfect")

Grade: 4 stars out of 5
"Slip on your acid-free gloves, make sure you have a duplicate copy of How to Grow Up and Rule the World (just in case something should happen to this one) and try to follow along as the incomparable, superior-in-all-ways Vordak the Incomprehensible teaches you a thing or two about villainy.  Now you, too, can try (and fail) to attain Vordak's level of infamy....

In return for this wealth of knowledge, Vordak requests nothing more than an honored place in the evil regime of he who achieves control of the world. (And, of course, the opportunity to assume command, should things not work out.)"

Vordak the Incomprehensible is freaking mean. And I love it! He reminds me of those sergeant boot camps that get into people’s faces and starts screaming orders. Except Vordak the Incomprehensible is funnier.

How to Grow Up and Rule the World is a multiple step instructional guide on, you guessed it, become a supervillain and conquer the world! MWHAHAHAHAHA! (Look I’m already one-step there :D) There is the chapter that talks pros and cons of masks, goggles, various helmets; a chapter on choosing your personal villainy name; Chapter 3: Superheroes—Noble Upholders of Justice or Big, Fat, Stupid Jerks; and loads more!

How to Grow Up and Rule the World (what a mouthful) is an interactive book with mini-puzzles, pictures, and diagrams. It’s also written in second person point of view so it sounds like Vordak the Incomprehensible is constantly yelling at you :) (though it can get kind of tiring).

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  1. I saw the title of this post and was like "Yan WOULD read this book" xD <3

  2. I just read this book too. Now my little brother is reading it - out loud with voices. LOL

  3. Oh this sounds fun. Reminds me of the Pinky and The Brain cartoon.