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When Grendel is drawn up from the caves under the mere where he lives with his bloated, inarticulate hag of a mother into the fresh night air, it is ... Show synopsis

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  • fine Jan 9, 2014
    by Brenda F

    synopsis was a little different than story,but it was a great story,should be in young adults

  • Grendel Jan 1, 2011
    by Kimren

    A nice angle to a well known loved story. A bit depressing but then melancholy never really hurt a literature nut.

  • Great version Dec 27, 2007
    by DadOfSamurai

    My 20 year old son lost this book in a move and was genuinely upset. He says it is excellent and prefers it's tale to the original version...I plan on reading it after refreshing my memory of Beowulf.

  • Excellent Book! Oct 28, 2007
    by 13vampires

    Once you read the English poem, Beowulf, and know the basic story line, this book is amazing. Of course, it depends on whether or not you like to analyze books. It's definitely a fun read without analyzation, but chapter five will most certainly fly over your head if you don't understand existentialism and nihilism. It's a great book for AP English Literature students (or anyone looking for a fun parody).

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