Never meet your heroes...

A naïve English graduate arrives in Greece seeking experience and perhaps an encounter with his literary hero: Nobel laureate and irascible old hell-raiser Irakles Bastounis. Agreeing to act as driver for Bastounis, the young man finds himself on a hectic, adventurous and always challenging tour of Greece’s wonders – an apprentice in how to live life to the fullest.

As the road trip progresses, the questions arise. Is Bastounis still an addict? Who is following him and why? Is he researching his final, much-anticipated novel? Who are the people he’s meeting along the way? And how far will one young man ultimately go in the name of experience?

A Collar for Cerberus is a story about time, life, pleasure and the decisions we make.

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Jennifer's Review
It’s a good book and I enjoyed reading it. 
It’s about a young man who is traveling around Greece and happens to land in a city where a famous author is staying. As the two of them start talking, the author, named Irakles, tells the young man to drive him to different places around Greece. Those places have something to do with Gods of Greece. At each place, the author tells the young man to leave him for a couple hours and go explore. They eat exotic dishes, explore the area, and stay in hotels or with the author’s friends. They finally end up with monks, one of whom is Irakles’s brother. 
Why are they driving around? What does Irakles want with the young man? 
This is a good book. 
I give it 4 stars.

Author Bio
Matt Stanley was born in Sheffield in 1971. Following a degree in English and American Literature at the University of East Anglia, he taught English in Greece, China and Poland. Along the way, he's worked as a bookseller, a holiday rep, a hack journalist and a subeditor. For the last few years, he's been a freelance copywriter and - as James McCreet - is the author of a series of Victorian detective novels and a textbook on novel structure (Before You Write Your Novel, Routledge 2016). See also In 2012, he won the main prize in the Guardian's travel-writing competition. Judge Colm Toibin wrote: “This piece is written with flair and economy. Some of the short, darting, declarative sentences manage to suggest a great deal. The story is filled with sharp detail and yet it exudes a kind of mystery. In other words, the city is real, but 'the other me' remains ambiguous and may, indeed, be a dream aspect of the wandering self. This makes the layered account of being in a foreign place exact and credible, but also filled with a sense of adventure and uncertainty.” A Collar for Cerberus is his tenth novel in ten years.