The Helmet Of Horror
Victor Pelevin, Andrew Bromfield
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?
A brilliant post-modern, eclectic vision of myth, mind and meaning. And of the human dilemma and its horns, ancient and modern. * The Times * It presents ideas that the wider European mind finds useful, and it is sharp, funny and, what's the word, numinous. * Sunday Times * Pelevin is a highly inventive writer with a sharp, jaundiced eye and an anarchic sensibility. * Guardian * For a mind-expanding, surreally funny experience, it's worth getting lost here. * Scotland on Sunday *
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