Book Reviews of Grendel

Author: John Gardner
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ISBN-13: 9780679723110
ISBN-10: 0679723110
Publication Date: 5/14/1989
Pages: 192
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 107 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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6 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

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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.
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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.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was depressing. It's the world through a monster who hates happiness and light's view.
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The monster from the epic Beowulf tells his own story. Interesting.
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A bit hard to read, but all in all not bad