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Grunts by Mary Gentle
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Feb 22, 11

it was amazing
bookshelves: g-fantasy, g-humor, g-sword-and-sorcery, g-techno, favorites, 2014-tbr
Read in January, 2004

This is one of my favorite books, and the best parody I've read. As a parody it's beats both The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as well as the dynamic duo of The Colour of Magic & The Light Fantastic, as it forces the reader to face his/her prejudices, in this case the fantasy genre itself.

The story is told from the perspective of a gang of Orchs, which are the canon-fodder of evil and are usually just there for the blonde and bright eyed hero to slay on his way conquer evil. Ever considered how life must look from their perspective? Well here's you chance to find out!
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