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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.
An interesting second telling of Beowulf. Hardly classic literature and a bit preachy on certain philosophical interests of the author. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Engltchr
Grendel, one of the monsters that Beowulf defeats in the epic Beowulf, tells his side of the story. Grendel is frequently challenged for violence and Grendel’s nihilistic view of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Megan Ward
I drank this book up like a good, dark beer. I took my time with it and enjoyed every bit. Good stuff Gardner! I think this book should be more noticed than it is.Published 1 month ago by Emily May
Could not have been more perfect. I respect Gardner for every sentence in this book. Amplifies the world of Beowulf ten fold.Published 1 month ago by Lisa Ryan
An alternate take on the famous Beowulf poem, this story is written from the perspective of the monster, Grendel; whose struggles are as much internal as they are external. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steffen Jean-Pierre
I remember being impressed with this book when I read it in the 1970s but I'm not any more. Under the flashy prose, it seems like a lot of literary posturing-- making fun of a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by A Customer