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"The Minotaur, half-man, half-bull, offspring of King Minos' wife Pasiphaë and an ivory bull gifted by Poseidon, doomed to wander the Labyrinth until felled by Theseus' sword, has one of the more interesting lineages in a myth cycle full of obscurantist wild cards," writes Marc Savlov in reviewing Steven Sherrill's debut novel. "The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break anthropomorphizes the bastard bullman way past what the Greeks found satisfactory -- here, he's a line cook in a backwater chowbarn, single and at loose ends."
"...bluntly banal trident of anxiety? Sing it with me, Roy Orbison -- "Only the Lonely." Apropos of Orbison's tune,..."
May 23, 2003 Books Feature by Marc Savlov