Have you ever thought, “Gee, I think I can rule the world a lot better than these people. I think I’ll take over! Yes! Muahahah. Hmm.. But how?” and then got a very contemplative look on your face, with it all amounting to nothing? Well, no more! Your day has come! You will triumph!
Enter Vordak: The Incomprehensible: How to Grow Up and Rule the World. Designed as a how-to guide for kids on growing up and becoming an evil world overlord, I think there is plenty in the book to apply to grown-ups who have the same aspirations. So please do read on, even if you’re over age 18.
Vordak, in his delightfully wicked way, gives his instructions and strong suggestions to help you with your quest. From the dedication page to the endmatter, this hilarious book manual will have you in stitches hatching dastardly plans. Important concepts are covered such as how to be evil, your evil career, “superheroes” (ha), your lair, evil plans, who to have in your evil organization (think scientists and henchmen), what to do once you are ruling the world, and more.
Vordak is quite fond of himself and his delightful evilness, and this comes through in his gripping narratives and instructions. He condescends to teach us how to follow his evil ways. (So he can take over the publishing world, of course. There has to be something in it for him.) There is even a quiz to see if you have enough potential for evil.
This book is filled with advice for taking over the world, and preparing to do so. There are plenty of tips for how to be evil, how to commit evil acts (including step-by-step instructions for many specific cases), and there is even an evil name generator, in case you haven’t chosen your evil name yet. An example of an included tip that you might not find in other so-called “take over the world” manuals is to install hooks for capes in the bathroom(s) of your lair. Very important. Vordak also shares plenty of guidance for picking your costume, including the all-important utility belt checklist. And don’t miss the Commandments of Incomprehensibility strewn throughout this masterpiece. Dastardly plans are shown in detail, for the uninspired few. You’ll recognize many of these if you, like me, are a huge fan of the 1960s Batman show.
So, go out and get your manual now! Though if too many people try to take over the world at once, they’ll have to fight over it first. Hm. Well, one of you go get this now. Vordak: The Incomprehensible: How to Grow Up and Rule the World retails for $13.99 and is the perfect guide for world domination. And if you’re interested in learning more from Vordak, check out his Twitter feed, and visit his website. He’s very witty.
P.S. Don’t forget to round up your minions!
Note: I received a copy of this book for review purposes. Perhaps I’ll take over the world? Muahahaha!
Jenny Williams is Copy Director at GeekMom. She is a lifelong geek who spends her time learning, writing, homeschooling her two wickedly smart kids, playing board games, and mastering the art of traveling on a shoestring.