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Grendel by John Gardner
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Aug 09, 07

bookshelves: classic-literature, modern-fiction
Read in March, 2001

A nihilistic piss-take of Beowulf? Hell yes. This is complicated and hilarious all at once, and its dressing-down of nihilism through exploiting its faults and impossibilities is brilliant. I could read this over and over.

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