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SEE THE STORY OF THESEUS AND THE MINOTAUR IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT Minos thought he could Pull a fast one On me, Poseidon! God of the Sea! But I'm the last one On whom you Should try such a thing. The nerve of that guy. The balls. The audacity. I AM THE OCEAN! I got capacity! Depths! Darkness! Delphic power! So his sweet little plan Went big-time sour And his wife had a son Born with horns and a muzzle Who ended up In an underground puzzle. What is it with you mortals? You just can't seem to learn: If you play with fire, babies, You're gonna get burned. Much like Lin-Manuel Miranda did in Hamilton, the New York Times best-selling author David Elliott turns a classic on its head in form and approach, updating the timeless story of Theseus and the Minotaur for a new generation. A rough, rowdy, and darkly comedic young adult retelling in verse, Bull will have readers reevaluating one of mythology's most infamous monsters.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2017.
ISBN: 9781328698933
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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AL_LESLEY Aug 20, 2017

A super quick and fun look at the story of theseus and the minotaur in quirky silly and sometimes dirty verse!

Lisa_Marie_C Jul 13, 2017

This dark retelling reads like rap lyrics and blends exquisitely flawed characters with madness, heartache, and bawdy humour.

Jun 13, 2017

This was so unexpectedly incredible. Bull is a hilarious take on the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. Poseidon was so funny and full of sass (he reminded me a lot of Deadpool) but I won't lie, in the beginning I wasn't sure how I felt but then, as the story progresses, I couldn't help picturing myself watching the story played out in a theatre before me. This was such a dark, twisted, beautiful story that had me hooked.

Jun 01, 2017

I don't usually like novels in verse. I don't usually like 'updated' classics. But that was misleading. This is only updated in language, not the author trying to merge the myth with the modern world.


Five thousand stars. Funny and beautiful and painful and I want everyone to read it. It's only 200 pages. If you like poetry, if you like mythology, if you like emotionally strong books that carry their own weight with few words, even if you just want a little bit more of a grown-up Percy Jackson, you'll love this one.

And then find me so we can talk about it.

AL_CATHERINE Apr 11, 2017

Fans of Hamilton will be delighted by this updated retelling of Theseus and the Minotaur. Poseidon is the perfect irreverent narrator! I found this to be a quick read and a hilarious update to one of my favorite Greek myths! I also loved Elliott's explanation of the poetic styles he used at the end. Be warned: this is not a light, Rick Riordan-style retelling of Greek myth. Elliott doesn't shy away from the sex and violence of the original.


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