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User Review  - ikeman100 - LibraryThing

Fun read. Crichton is a great author. After all he brought us Jurassic Park and other great books. This book based on an interesting idea. What if he could show that that the famous Nordic story of ... Read full review

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User Review  - NickHowes - LibraryThing

Basis of a great adventure movie, this is the story of an Arab diplomat who is side-tracked into the land of the Norse as part of an attempt to thwart the attacks of the Eaters of the Dead, a bizarre ... Read full review

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User Review  - jerry-book - LibraryThing

This is a quick read. Crichton does a re-telling of the Beowulf story in order to make it exciting for the modern reader. I think he succeeds to some extent. I like having an Arab as the narrator ... Read full review

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User Review  - BenKline - LibraryThing

Crichton's attempt at Beowulf (and adjusting it a bit). Pretty lackluster overall and quite boring. So far my least favorite Crichton novel that I've read. (It's not a 'horrible' novel; its just kind ... Read full review

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User Review  - phoenixcomet - LibraryThing

Engaging from start to finish. The first three chapters are based on the actual account of Islamic traveler, Ibn Fadlan with the remainder of the tale being a contemporary retelling of the story of Buliwyf (Beowulf). Quite excellent. Read full review

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User Review  - unclebob53703 - LibraryThing

Part based on a real manuscript and part fiction, it tells the events of Beowulf as seen from the view of an outsider. Best of its kind, and the subject matter is very dear to me. Illustrations by Ian Miller are absolutely stunning! Read full review

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User Review  - unclebob53703 - LibraryThing

Part based on a real manuscript and part fiction, it tells the events of Beowulf as seen from the view of an outsider. Best of its kind, and the subject matter is very dear to me. Illustrations by Ian Miller are absolutely stunning! Wish I could find it with these illustrations in Hardcover. Read full review

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User Review  - RandyStafford - LibraryThing

My reactions to reading this novel in1999. Spoilers follow. This is a not at all disguised retelling of Beowulf with a science fiction rationalization for Grendel. The names are slightly altered, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

An adequate Viking Costumer. I'm no great fan of Crichton but I am a fan of good stuff about the Northmen. Read "the Long Ships" by Bengtsson instead. Or the "Njal Saga", Beowulf in the Shamus Heany ... Read full review

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Yeah. No. Too many chances, too many failures. Don't. Read full review


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