September 30, 2016 at 05:37PM on Facebook

The NY Times says Steven Sherrill “writes with knowing affection of folk knowledge, home repairs and the roadside attractions that Tom Robbins popularized. He enjoys mixing the mundane with the ghoulish, echoing certain cave-depths of John Gardner’s heroic ‘Grendel.’ By the end, M seems like a naturalized American — and, like ­America itself, something of a laid-off myth. The creature most feared has become one more underpaid historical re-enactor.”
A Minotaur’s in Maintenance in a Tale of Rust Belt America