BULL || A Hilarious Mythology Re-Telling

The more repressed the mortal, the dirtier the mind.

 

Title: BULL
Author: David Elliott
Page Count: 200 pages
Genre: Poetry // Greek Mythology // Young Adult
Rating: ★ ★ ★.5
Publisher: HMH Teen, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: March 28, 2017
Buy It: Chapters Indigo

 

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

Minos thought he could
Pull a fast one
On me,
Poseidon!
God of the Sea!
But I’m the last one
On whom you
Should try such a thing.
The nerve of that guy.
The balls. The audacity.
I AM THE OCEAN!
I got capacity!
Depths! Darkness! Delphic power!

So his sweet little plan
Went big-time sour
And his wife had a son
Born with horns and a muzzle
Who ended up
In an underground puzzle.
What is it with you mortals?
You just can’t seem to learn:
If you play with fire, babies,
You’re gonna get burned.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS

Do you love mythology? Do you wish you could see the true side of the Gods? This retelling was hilarious, full of snarky personalities with a down to the bone rawness that I love.

Although the book was written in poetic language I connected more with the characters than I have with some full novels. Poseidon reminded me of this foul mouthed gangster who gets a kick out of messing with others. He made me laugh from page one and I completely felt his power. In contrast, the “minotaur” made me connect on a completely different level. He was soft and weak but you couldn’t help but instantly forge a bond with him.

**I would like to thank Raincoast for sending a copy of this one!**

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