Bull By David Elliot

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Goodreads Synopsis: 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.

Find on Goodreads and Amazon.

I’ve been trying to write reviews in the order that I read the books, but this book guys. This book was so good I had to review it now.Bull is the story of Theseus and the Minotaur, told in verse from the point of view of several characters.

I loved reading this book.  It’s beautifully told. Each character has a different type of verse for when they’re speaking which is brilliant and really imaginative. It also bring each character to life in a unique way, from the god Poseidon, to the arrogant Theseus, to the pitiful Minotaur.

Oh and the Minotaur or Asterion as his mother has named him, is the most moving character of all. Throughout the book you watch him grow up, you watch his father Midas ban him from the palace, and see in the end his downfall.  I was in tears by the end of this story.

Bull is a short story, only 200 pages but I promise it is well worth the read.   It’s available for preorder on Amazon now, and there’s also a giveaway on Goodreads for it. I was given a copy of this book by NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. Thank you NetGalley! I gave this book 5 stars on Goodreads.

 

 

 

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