By: David Elliott
Call #: YA Fiction Ellio.D
A powerful and sometimes very funny rethinking of the Minotaur story in verse. Poseidon narrates:
Am I right or am I right?
That bum Minos deserved what he got.
I mean, I may be a god, but I’m not
Unreasonable, and when I am, so
But Minos, his wife Pasiphae, his engineer Daedalus, his daughter Ariadne, and the Minotaur himself, all get to speak (each in a different form of poetry). Thrilling, propulsive and all too short, this is a great book.
Bull would also be a terrific script for a reader’s theater event. Don’t miss a Greek Myth for our time!
(This book is appropriate for Adults and for teens. The reason Bull isn’t for younger children is the means by which the Minotaur is conceived.)
Tags: greek myths; poetry