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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 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 3 days 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 11 days ago by A Customer
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 2 months ago by Scott Collins