Saturday, April 7, 2007

The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break by Steven Sherrill


"Five thousand years out of the Labyrinth, the Minotaur finds himself in the American South, living in a trailer park and working as a line cook at a steakhouse. No longer a devourer of human flesh, the Minotaur is a socially inept, lonely creature with very human needs. But over a two-week period, as his life dissolves into chaos, this broken and alienated immortal awakens to the possibility for happiness and to the capacity for love."

My thoughts:

While it was slow at times, I enjoyed this look at the life of the Minotaur as a line cook in the American South. I suppose being immortal he has learned over the years how to cook, sew, repair car engines and fix holes in walls that he accidentally gored with his horns! One of my favorite scenes is when he slices the beef at the tables and the customers don't quite know how to respond!

Date read: 4/4/2007
Book #: 29
Rating: 3* = good
Genre: Fiction

ISBN-10: 0312308922
ISBN-13: 978-0312308926
Publisher: Picador
Year: 2002
# of Pages: 320
Binding: Paperback

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