What Would Darth Vader Read?


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We imagine what the most powerful man in the Galactic Empire reads in his free time.
All these years, Vader was just thinking, "How do I get Palpatine off my damn back?!" This book would have taight him how to do just that.
We reckon the title alone would have inspired Darth Vader to pick up this book. But the positive message and the art to happiness might make him hurl it across the room. Andy Cope and Andy Whittaker dishes out solid principles and advice to ensure you focus on what you’re good at and become super brilliant both at work and at home (see what we mean by throwing the book across the room?).

Well in any case, this is one book Vader really needs to read.
Irresponsible Government examines how the current Canadian government checks against the founding principles of responsible government established by the Fathers of Confederation in 1867, and how it has kind of.... not done so well. Perhaps this could be either a wake up call for the dark lord in terms of improving his Imperial Senate? Or will the government ever see democracy?
Basically a science-fiction novel for Darth Vader. No such thing as a fair society in the Imperial Senate.
Stalin, Nigel Cawthorne
And another terrible man, terrible leader and terrible years under his ruling. We wouldn't be surprised if these dictators were inspiration for Vader's reign of terror.
This book is definitely not for Vader himself, but for him to slip to his associates when he's had enough of their incompetent nonsense.
Why should we be interested in the galaxy in the first place, and—with such a restricted viewpoint—how can we ever hope to learn anything about it? These questions are addressed in this book, which draws on an eclectic heritage of science, philosophy, mysticism, poetry and fiction.
You have to read the greats to be one of the greats. Darth Vader obviously wants to go down in history.
We can already think of the list of people he would want gone from his life. Permanently.
The Devil in the Flesh debates the ever-contemporary battle between individual freedom and convention, passion and honour. Possibly a book close to Vader's heart.
The notorious @GSElevator Twitter feed has offered a hilarious, shamelessly voyeuristic look into the real world of international finance. Hilarious, witty and downright outrageous tweets are now in this book -- guaranteed to make you gasp in horror and laugh. Sometimes, the dark lord needs to engage in leisure once in a while, and laugh at those people who might just be worse people than he is.
How can the dark lord improve his public image and strip off the rumour that he's a lousy boss? Perhaps he needs to hire a new PR consultant for himself.
Revolt of the Tartars is a historical novella – though classified by some critics as a “historical essay” – written by the author of the celebrated bestselling classic Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Thomas de Quincey. We imagine Darth Vader would be a history nerd, who would want to know the intimate details of the rise and fall of empires.
We're not sure what the economic model of the Galactic Empire runs under, but we imagine it wouldn't be an entirely fair capitalistic model, since there are slave traders, mercenaries, bounty hunters and many people living under immense poverty. Or maybe... it really is a capitalist society. Either way, a good leader must know his economics, and Darth Vader would put this on his to-read list.
What makes a leader worth following? Darth Vader knows its fear and power, obviously. But maybe John Heider can give him a bit more insight into how soft power can motivate and perhaps even inspire his stormtroopers.
This husband-wife reconciliation story is the one that Darth Vader never had, since Padme died shortly after giving birth to their twins. We imagine him silently weeping in his helmet after reading this book.
We reckon this would be filed under "Mistakes I Shouldn't Make" shelf.
Twelve Years a Slave, Solomon Northup
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