I enjoy reading many books genres. But I love listening to fantasy books.
I really enjoyed the Minotaur. His character was unique and compelling and real. The narrator was perfect for the story. I would highly recommend this book, even to non-scifi readers.
I wasn't sure what to expect with this story. I enjoy Neil Gaiman, so I bought this on his recommendation. The story is told from an unusual perspective, the Minotaur's. It should seem odd or forced, but it just works so very well. The narrator does an outstanding job of bringing the animal-man to life. Listening was enjoyably addictive, well worth the credit.
I liked the story but I wished something happend. I think I would have preferd the older Menitor, not the one worn down by time.
Not much of a story, rather pointless. Sorry I listened to it. The best thing about the whole experience was the narrator, he did the best he could with the little he had to work with.
I decided to give this book a listen based off the funny sounding title and the sample clip provided. I was looking for a new book that would offer a little silly humor and the first couple of chapters were pretty interesting. I was pulled into the book even more because I myself am just as socially inept as the Minotaur. This didn't last for more then 7 or 8 chapters though.
After the 8th chapter it felt like the author didn't know where he wanted to take the story and a lot of it seemed rather pointless. Then it got weird with the homosexuality and the graphic sexuality (Bestiality?) There were a few chapters that were only sentences long in length which I didn't understand the point of. Another compliant is some of the story didn't make a lot of sense. The ending was really weird too. It seemed more like the author was writing about an event in his life then a fictional story. One thing that I kept wondering about while listening was how the author goes into great detail about the success of the restaurant and the job duties of the employees, but always seems to make it seem filthy and disgusting.
I think this book would be half the length if the the author didn't use so many adjectives. It's like he lacked the skill to create a world in detail so he just used a bunch of adjectives to describe everything instead of creating a detailed world in the way an author like Tom Clancy would.
Overall I think the book was decent, not one I'd listen to again though. The narrator was pretty good and I think the grunt was perfect. I found myself trying to imitate him when the obvious parts for it came up. There were a few parts in the story where he overdid it and read with a little too much emotion though.
I know that this is a "well reviewed" book and has won awards and such but it was just not interesting. I didn't get past about chapter 5 so boring and no spark to keep it going. He doesn't create any reason why I should care about the Minotaur or his trials and tribulations.
Also, I prefer when an author chooses a tense for the book and sticks to it. First second or third person, all good, just not all at the same time!
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This book is worthless. I can't think of anything good to say about it, perhaps other than the reader is decent.
vague story telling that did not develop a good plot....
could have been a stronger story
The story and the main character just don't do it for me. Totally non-engaging. I couldn't even finish it.
This would have been a great story if it weren't so offensive, especially against women.