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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 - Ben Thompson

Badass: The Birth of a Legend

Spine-Crushing Tales of the Most Merciless Gods, Monsters, Heroes, Villains, and Mythical Creatures Ever Envisioned

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From sex-crazed gods to ravenous monsters, Ben Thompson brings legendary titans to life in tales of adventure, bloodlust, and unrelenting badassitude.

Since the beginning of human history people have created myths, tall tales, superheroes, and arch-villains—men and women who embarked on insane adventures, performed extraordinary feats of unparalleled awesomeness, and overcame all odds to violently smite their foes into bloody pulp. In Badass: The Birth of a Legend, Ben Thompson compiles these fantastical tales from the beginning of time to today and tells them in the completely over-the-top manner in which they were intended, including:

Rama
The Indian god-king who led an army of monkeys against the King of All Demons

Thor
The Viking god of thunder and awesome hair, who crushed the skulls of giants with a ridiculously huge hammer

Beowulf
An Anglo-Saxon hero so hardcore he could arm-wrestle monsters' joints out of their sockets

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

Skuld
The Norse necromancer queen who summoned a horde of zombie berserkers

Dirty Harry Callahan
The prototypical modern-day antihero and very embodiment of badass

1: Gods, goddesses, and other kickass celestial beings -- Anubis -- Zeus -- Rama -- Kali -- Brave-swift-impetuous-male -- The monkey king -- Huitzilopochtli -- Thor -- Oya -- Saint Michael the Archangel -- 2: Heroes, heroines, and over-the-top do-gooders -- Atalanta -- Diomedes -- Samson -- Sinbad -- Finn McCool -- Beowulf -- Bradamant of Clairmont -- Captain James T. Kirk -- Inspector Harry Callahan -- B. A. Baracus -- 3: Villains, sorcerers, antiheroes, and merciless bastards -- King Minos -- Medea -- Sir Mordred -- Skuld -- Gilgamesh -- Professor James Moriarty -- Sauron -- Darth Vader -- Skeletor -- The white tights -- 4: Monsters, fiends, hellspawn, and worse -- Dragons -- Baba Yaga -- Surt -- The furies -- Frankenstein's monster -- Moby-Dick -- Godzilla -- The red dwarf of Detroit -- El Chupacabra -- The Daleks.

ISBN: 9780062074942
ISBN-10: 0062074946
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 15th March 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia