- Title Bring Me The Head Of The Taskmaster
- Author Alex Horne
- Year 2021
- Genre Non-fiction
This is a race. It is not a race against the clock, because that would be a far easier race. Clocks can be fast, but clocks never win races. It's nearly always humans, sometimes horses and occasionally dogs. This is a race against your fellow Taskmaster players. You are competing against everyone else who is reading this book. All you've got to do is find The Taskmaster's Head first. This is a race with many twists and turns, that requires very little running, much sideways thinking and quite a lot of patience. Thankfully, there will be a shedload of tasks along the way to distract you. There are tasks to do on your own, tasks to do with your family and friends, and tasks for bigger groups too. Some of these distractions may slow you down, but some may help you get where you need to go. As always, enjoy them, do your best, make good choices. So get going. Take on the tasks. All the information you need is in the book...
I love, love, love Taskmaster, and I can’t fault the dedication of Alex Horne to allow the public to get involved like this - there’s a board game, there’s a previous book, and now there’s this adventure. It’s not just a bunch more tasks to play at your leisure, there’s also an underlying game afoot. For each task, there’s a clue that apparently leads to the head of the Taskmaster.
I don’t really care about that so much, and I’m not going to do any of the tasks, but I just like reading about it, seeing what people are up to on Twitter and living vicariously that way. So I had to zip through the book to make sure I wasn’t missing out on anything. Good times.
Rating: 4 / 5