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

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

Victor Pelevin


A cyber-age retelling of the parable of Theseus and the Minotaur from one in all Russia’s most enjoyable younger writers.
Labyrinth (noun): An complicated constitution of intercommunicating passages, by which it really is tough to discover one’s manner with out a clue; a maze.

They have by no means met; they've been assigned unusual pseudonyms; they inhabit exact rooms which open out onto very assorted landscapes; and so they have entered right into a discussion which they can't get away – a discourse outlined and destroyed by way of the Helmet of Horror. Its wearer is the dominant strength they name Asterisk, a strength for strong and ailing during which the Minotaur is eternally current and Theseus is the good unknown.

Victor Pelevin has created a mesmerising international the place the surreal and the hyperreal collide. The Helmet of Horror is based based on the net exchanges of the twenty-first century, but instilled with the figures and narratives of classical mythology. it's a labyrinthine exam of epistemological uncertainty that considerably reinvents the parable of Theseus and the Minotaur for an age the place details is ample yet wisdom turns out eventually unattainable.

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