Fictional Antinovel Introduces Evil Genius as the Protagonist

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New book reveals the inner workings of an evil mastermind’s mind with the sole aim of global domination

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When does a character fall under the “evil genius” category? Victor Steingardt is the prototypical evil genius, (although admittedly not much), who is bent on ruling the world. At the start of the year, he picks up a journal and begins writing. Gary Patella’s fiction, Diary of an Evil Genius, invites readers to follow this antihero’s thoughts, taking a glimpse of how his genius mind works as his plans come to a close.

Through his journal entries, readers are able to follow Victor’s plans. Some entries deal with global domination, while others go off on a tangent. Seasoned with witty and conceited remarks, Diary of an Evil Genius contains reflections of past events, and reflections on events of the day. Henchmen are also given some depth as they step into the spotlight.

Each reader will have his or her own feelings about Victor – the calculating, misogynistic, egotistical mastermind with the sole aim of global domination – who tries to show that he is different from all of the others that have tried to rule the world. But whether he is loved or hated, his writings are sure to be enjoyed by many.

This fictional antinovel shows that the evil genius that is always the antagonist can also appear as the protagonist. This book will be featured at the BookExpo America in New York City on June 5-8, 2012.

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Diary of an Evil Genius * by Gary Patella
Publication Date: May 1, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.9; 127 pages; 978-1-4653-7876-7
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 127 pages; 978-1-4653-7877-4
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4653-7878-1

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