Book Review: Grendel

This is a delightful book!  Great prose and a very original idea.  One of my favorite books is Beowulf.  This is a twist on that story.  John Gardner asks us what if Beowulf was told from the monster’s point of view.  I don’t want to say much more and ruin this read for you.  I really enjoyed this fantastic story and would highly recommend for anyone who is a fan of the original Beowulf.  I was delighted to find this book.  It’s a short read and you won’t be disappointed.  Give it a shot.

Grendel Book Cover Grendel
John Gardner
Fiction
Vintage
1989
Paperback
174
Library

The Beowulf story retold from the monster's point of view reveals the darker side of human nature and values