The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur.

Pelevin, Victor.

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A title in the Myths

series in which a modern writer (in this case a very interesting young Russian writer) presents a take on a myth (in this case of Theseus and the Minotaur). It is structured according to the way in which we communicate in the 21st century, using the Internet. He 'reinvents the myth...for an age where information is abundant but knowledge ultimately unattainable'.


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When Ariadne helped Theseus escape the MInotaur's labyrinth with the aid of a ball of thread, she led the way for the bewildered victims of a twenty-first century minotaur. Trapped in an endless maze of Internet chatrooms, a group of mystified strangers find themselves assigned obscure aliases and commanded by the Helmet of Horror, the Minotaur himself. As they fumble their way back to reality through a mesmerising world of abundant information but little knowledge, we are forced to wonder - can technology itself be anything more than a myth?

Book Details

Author Pelevin, Victor.
Format PB
Publish Date 1900/01/00
Catalogue May16
Catalogue book number 271