Grendel by John Gardner

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« on: October 15, 2013, 07:06:08 pm »
This is so dark,hopeless,misanthropic and nihilistic that it made me laugh.

It is based on the old heroic poem Beowulf,which is a very old "kvad"(the Norwegian word for very old texts derived from old Nordic oral traditions),only this novel is written from the perspective of the beast(or the bad guy if you watched the movie).

Everyone in here(who is obviously into dark stuff with depth) should read this.

It is short,and your brain will appreciate it very much.

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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2013, 03:11:02 am »
Excellent choice.

Been a long time since I read this book, but it is pretty awesome.

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2013, 11:06:27 am »
Yes, the conversation with the dragon is worth the effort alone.