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The Minotaur Takes His Own Sweet Time

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Sixteen years have passed since Steven Sherrill first introduced us to "M," the selfsame Minotaur from Greek mythology, transplanted to the modern American South, in the critically acclaimed The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break. M has moved north now, from a life of kitchens and trailer parks, to that of Civil War re-enactor at a run-down living history park in the dying b ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Blair
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Brad Hodges
I read The Minotaur Takes His Own Sweet Time, by Steven Sherrill, because I'm kind of fascinated with minotaurs. I'm a double bill--Taurus and born in the Chinese Year of the Ox--so I suppose that my spirit animal is a bull. I think I'd look good with horns.

So this novel supposes that The Minotaur--it's not clear if it's the Minotaur from the Labyrinth, which would be unlikely because he was killed by Theseus--is in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania, working as a civil war re-enactor (one
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Portia Kapraun
Aug 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2016
Sherrill's sequel to "The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break" finds the Minotaur in a small Pennsylvania town supporting himself by dying over and over as a Confederate soldier in Civil War reenactments. He is living in a small motel run by a kind family who trade homemade food for odd jobs. His life is not exciting, but it is comfortable and predictable. Everything changes when Holly and Tookus enter his life. Holly is young and uninhibited, Tookus is her younger brother whose brain injury has le ...more
Kevin Wilcoxon
Dec 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
A small but heartfelt story of the lonely Minotaur finding a woman who loves him.
Bill
Dec 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Loved it. My only complaint is it took sixteen years for the follow up but worth the wait.
Karen Caulfield
May 29, 2017 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed "The Minotaur Takes A Cigarette Break" but this one did not captivate me as much. I can't really say why - it might just be that the concept is no longer new.
Sarah Sammis
I lost interest with the introduction of Helen and Tookus.


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I never read the original book but this was an enjoyable read. Interesting characters and it was well written.
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Steven Sherrill has been making trouble with words since 8th grade, when he was suspended from school for two weeks for a story he wrote. He dropped out of school in the 10th grade, ricocheted around for years, eventually earning a Welding Diploma from Mitchell Community College, which circuitously to an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Now, Steven is an Associate Professor of English
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