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John Gardner's "Grendel" retells the story...from the point of view of the monster.
I definitely recommend this book if you're familar with story and want a book that you can read in a few days and get a few laughs out of.
One of the most interesting aspects of the novel is the development of the character of Grendel throughout the work.
A brilliant story of pain and the cold reality, and eventuality, of life. Grendel is a sly, thought-provoking being who, at the end, is almost likeable. Read morePublished 18 days ago by K.N.R.
An allegorical story starring the monster from the Olde English classic, Beowulf. Grendel represents the individual, while the Vikings represent society. Read morePublished 20 days ago by SpinChin
This novel comments on poems as a source of meaning for those who adopted literary forms of life as an activity that retains some glory when it has all been said and done. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Bruce P. Barten
book's description was vague, expected a publishers copy with dust jacket received a library copy with plain black cardboard covers, nothing like the one in the picture .Published 2 months ago by billroth
Reading this was like swimming upstream with snow pants, boots, and a very bulky coat on. Nonflowing and utterly boring. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Cicelyman