Beowulf is one of those stories that a lot of people say they’ve read, but they haven’t. I one the other hand, read it way back in school, and after watching the animated movie (eh) and the BBC tv series (yay!) I figured I should reread it to remind myself the real story.

I’m really glad I picked up this copy from our 2nd & Charles. it was obviously previously owned by a student as proven by the notations throughout the poem.  Where some may be bothered by that, I kinda liked it.

For the poem itself, there were parts I had forgotten and it was nice to have the full story in my head again. I don’t always love reading what are considered “the classics” but when there are beheadings and epic underwater battles, I am totally down.

  • this is one of the books on my reading challenge

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