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Grendel - John Gardner
Grendel
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The first and most terrifying monster in English literature, from the great early epic BEOWULF, tells his side of the story.
The first and most terrifying monster in English literature, from the great early epic BEOWULF, tells his side of the story.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679723110 (0679723110)
ASIN: 679723110
Publisher: Random House Vintage Books
Pages no: 180
Edition language: English
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hearth/myth: Rursday Reads
hearth/myth: Rursday Reads rated it
5.0 Grendel - John Gardner
I'm embarrassed to admit that I had never read this fantasy classic until after I heard it recommended twice in one day at last year's World Fantasy Convention.Most English-speaking readers are familiar with Beowulf. Even if it wasn't foisted upon you in a high school or college English class, most ...
Martha Sweeney
Martha Sweeney rated it
3.0 Grendel
Read this back in high school. It was a banned book off and on then strictly for the cursing which wasn't smeared through the book. Just a little here and there. The story was good, for a teenager, but now looking back on what I remember it was a very dark and depressing book. I'm not a big fan ...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it
3.0
Interesting read. This was a heavy book to get through, deep with philosophical thinking. Gardner gave a very in-depth look into Grendel's mind in this retelling of Beowulf. Overall, it was good. I would have liked to see more action in the text. For the most part, Grendel mulls over life, but nothi...
Bry's Bountiful Book Blog
Bry's Bountiful Book Blog rated it
4.0
Wow. This was a doozy of a book, and not at all what I expected. I expected a more sympathetic and in-depth look at one of the more famous monsters of literature, and this novel certainly was that. What I didn't see coming was the onion-like layers to this book. The deeper I tried to read into it, t...
N.T. Embe
N.T. Embe rated it
I must say, coming right into this book after having read Beowulf was really quite a jump initially, simply because of the change in styles. But it was such an interesting read, and it was really brilliant and tragic getting to see things from Grendel's point of view. What was even more fascinating ...
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