Bull is a poem retelling of the myth about Theseus and the Minotaur. In this retelling the setting is the original one (no change in the setting or in the characters), the author chooses to focus also in moments that the original story does not deal with: Asterion’s young adulthood and relationships between characters.
The story’s pace is given by Poseidon’s comments, cynical, ironical and deeply funny. The god of the sea chooses which voice to listen to, and by doing so he shows us the characters involved in the story (Minos, Pasiphae, Asterion, Ariadne, Daedalus).
The book is made of poetry monologues – the characters does not interact with dialogues – and the verses structure is specific for the single characters, the only one that is not bound by a scheme is, obviously, Poseidon.
I liked Bull because it’s funny and engaging, the fact that it is a poem does not impede the reading, on the contrary it allows the reader to insert some captivating sentences.
Thanks to the publisher for providing me the copy necessary to write this review.
* Bull by David Elliott ★★★★☆
*I read this book in english