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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.
It is said that every great hero needs a great villain to challenge him. In the original epic poem "Beowulf", the titular character faced off against the local monster by... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Scott Collins
This book is very dull and boaring it even put my dog to ssleep when I read it to him and he loves to be read to.Published 28 days ago by Breanna
If you loved the epic Beowulf--or even if you only know of Grendel from the movies--you kind of HAVE to read this book. Grendel is a superbly-written re-telling of the Beowulf vs. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Zalmorion the Fantastic
This is a great book by one of the 20th century's great writers. I heard John Gardner speak eloquently about the necessity of moral fiction shortly before his untimely death. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Howard B. Halpin
Short yet drawn out, violent, and truly a boring read. I honestly do not see why people enjoy this author's work.Published 2 months ago by Travis Deeth
I had to read this for an English class, but this was my favorite book for the entire year. The writing is great.Published 2 months ago by forkofpower
John Gardner's GRENDEL has little in common with its literary inspiration, the immortal saga BEOWULF. Read morePublished 2 months ago by K. Jump
A surprising twist to read see the Beawulf epic from the side of the monster. Utterly endearing and ghastly is Grendel. Made me love my own monsters just a littlePublished 2 months ago by H. Swanby