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Book Information: Helmet of Horror, the

Helmet of Horror, the (2006) [Novel]
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Series: Myths, the

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Victor Pelevin upends any conventional notions of what mythology must be with his unique take on the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. By creating a mesmerizing world where the surreal and the hyperreal collide, The Helmet of Horror is a radical retelling of the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur set in an Internet chat room. They have never met, they have been assigned strange pseudonyms, they inhabit identical rooms that open out onto very different landscapes, and they have entered a dialogue they cannot escape a discourse defined and destroyed by the Helmet of Horror. Its wearer is the dominant force they call Asterisk, a force for good and ill in which the Minotaur is forever present and Theseus is the great unknown.

The Helmet of Horror is structured according to the way we communicate in the twenty-first century using the Internet yet instilled with the figures and narratives of classical mythology. It is a labyrinthine examination of epistemological uncertainty that radically reinvents this myth for an age where information is abundant but knowledge ultimately unattainable.

Original title: Шлем ужаса
Original languages: Russian

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Genre: FictionScience FictionTechnologyCyberpunk and Virtual Reality
MythologyReinterpretations
FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: The Helmet of Horror

The Helmet of Horror (2006)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Andrew Bromfield
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The Helmet of Horror (2007)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Canongate
ISBN: 184195912X
Pages: 288

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Publisher: Canongate
ISBN: 1841957607
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ISBN: 1841957054
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