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Author: John Gardner
ISBN-13: 9780345270979
ISBN-10: 0345270975
Pages: 152
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Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 3
Being an english teacher and studying Beowulf, this point-of-view reversal is amazing!
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Helpful Score: 3
It was really different reading for me, but I enjoyed it.
Hophead avatar reviewed Grendel on + 284 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
My son had to read this in his high school British Literature class so I thought I'd give it a go and it is WAY better than Beowulf, which I had to read! Grendel is a sympathetic monster whose observations on humans are cagily insightful, and the Zodiac theme makes the book more enjoyable if you know to look for it. Recommended.
catscritch avatar reviewed Grendel on + 158 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
An unusual adaptation of Beowulf ledgend as written from the Monster's point of view. Man's natural instinct to kill what he doesn't understand is oft-times the impetus to the monsterous nature of the beast. Grendel deserves his say and gets it in this slim volume as told from the other side of the nightmare.
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Helpful Score: 1
I always feel bad for beowulf and grendel, but well written and liked.
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Blech. I REALLY didn't liked this book. I've had it since my junior year of high school, from when we read _Beowulf_ and I think I bought it to read for extra credit, or because I had genuinely liked _Beowulf_... but I never read it. We rented the movie _Beowulf_ so I decided to read it. I fount it to be very boring... so boring, in fact that I almost didn't finish it. Maybe if I had read _Beowulf_ more recently... well, I don't know, but really, it was boring!
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A bit hard to read, but all in all not bad


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