Bull by David Elliott

A powerful and sometimes very funny rethinking of the Minotaur story in verse. Poseidon narrates:

Waddup, bitches?

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.)

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