Sadness, lonliness, isolation
No I have not
This was a very good book, although the thing that really stays with you after both during and after finishing the book is the unrelenting sense of loneliness and sadness that the author imbues in the Minotaur. At times I found the book difficult to listen to because of this. The author did an amazing job of making the Minotaur feel like a real character that exists in the real world. He does such a good job at this that you sometimes forget that he is a mythical creature. This in and of itself can actually feel like a detriment, as the book loses some of the 'magic' that comes from writing about mythical creates.
Ultimately, I think that this is definitely worth listening to, but just remember that it is not about mythology, it is about the lonliness, sadness and isolation that comes from being different from everyone around you.
Probably not. Very interesting but I do not think it warrants another listen.
I was really hoping for something funnier
This is one of the weakest books he has published
Euan Morton is an extremely talented narrator. He makes you feel like you are sitting around a campfire listening to someone tell a story.
I really expected something funny from Christopher Moore, and I was sadly disappointed. I have either read or listened to almost all of his books and this is the first one of his that really felt like a let down. The story is very interesting and well written, it is just that I always expect something funny or witty from Moore, and this was not really either of those things. More of a detective novel with a little bit of silliness in it.
This book is was a joy to listen to. Joe Barrett's narration was absolutely phenomenal, and his voice work incredibly impressive. Like the Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet, I did not want this book to end. I would have gladly continued listening had it been twice as long, and I still would have been sad when it was finished. An absolute masterpiece.
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