Sunday, April 10, 2016

I'm Sure You'll All Agree

The 5 best sequels to classic novels

4 comments:

Deb said...

I think the article needed to clarify that it was referring to sequels (and that's a bit of a loose term in the context of the article; pastiche might be a better one) not written by the original author.

/Harrumph!

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

None of the above.

Don Coffin said...

Actually, Grendel is close to a masterpiece. And to call it a sequel is not quite right; it's more (I think) of a retelling of the original from Grendel's point of view. And, as (I suspect) none of us has read Beowulf in the original...

Bill Crider said...

I've read GRENDEL, and you're right. It's a retelling. I took a course in Old English, and at the end of the semester we were reading BEOWULF in the original. We did only a few pages, but if I'd taken another semester, I would have had to read it all. I didn't take another semester.