The Ultimate Top Secret Guide to Taking Over the World
Author: Kenn Nesbitt
Illustrator: Ethan Long
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Date: July 1, 2011
Source: Publisher for Review
Have you ever wanted to build evil robots? Or recruit minions? Or take over the world? Then The Ultimate Top Secret Guide to Taking Over the World is the book for you! In ten (umm…twelve) easy steps, Kenn Nesbitt will take you through the finer points of preparing to rule the world.
I’m definitely not the target audience for The Ultimate Top Secret Guide to Taking Over the World, but I don’t remember the last time I’ve laughed so much over a book. Mr. Nesbitt hits the right mix of irreverent humor and common sense advice for villains and evil overlords (and let’s face it, he’s not teaching readers how to be a good guy).
He covers everything from how to choose a name, the different types of bad guys, the best way to develop a minion army, how to stop time and how to defeat secret agents. The chapter on stopping time, “Stopping Time for Fun and Profit,” was, hands down, my favorite chapter of the book.
Mr. Nesbitt keeps the tone conversational throughout the book, explaining words or phrases when needed. He never talks down to the reader, but instead invites them to have fun. There’s even space at the end of the book to take notes or write out one’s plans for world domination.
The Ultimate Top Secret Guide to Taking Over the World is perfect for fans of Geronimo Stilton, Captain Underpants and Ricky Ricotta. If you have aspirations of taking over the world or simply want to know how to build an evil robot army this book is for you.