Welcome! Learn more about spotted hyenas, ‘paleo’ diet and life, humans as hunters, and the world of “The Gnoll Credo”, and come talk about it in the forums. The Gnoll Credo has ratings and 20 reviews. Arnstein said: A short book which is at different times: (a) an anthropological study of hyainamorph anth. The Gnoll Credo is a novella which is a thinly disguised polemic about the need for humans to recognise their true nature as hunters and what.

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Really liked this one The gnolll anthropological style is definitely this novel’s strongest point. Stanton, establishes the narrator’s worldview as the “normal” baseline, making the culture and way of life of the Gnolls “other. I’ll be interested to see what Stanton comes out with next.

Last, but not least, any enjoyment I might have had of the book was utterly erased by the epilogue. You’ll eventually start wondering if the Gnolls have gotten something right, which makes it a great book. There is a neighbouring kingdom called Odene, the Ghamor Desert lies somewhere within the dukedom of Sostis, and somewhere unspecified resides the Creod people s.

And that is just about everything we will know about this world, but I actually applaud that when considering the potential of using The Gnoll Credo as an ecology. Secondly, the story is rather stereotypical: A short read without a word wasted. David Dellanave rated it it was amazing Jan 08, Little else is known about the world in which this is set. It felt like there were gaps in the story towards the end.

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Wikipedia in English None. I haven’t dropped a book without completing it in over a year, and I wasn’t going to start now, but I couldn’t wait for this experience to be over. So solving this incongruity would mean to either embrace the chimp in us or the new predator we’ve at least partially become.


Charles rated it it was amazing Jan 28, This review was written for LibraryThing Cgedo Reviewers.

Dave rated it it was amazing Jun 16, If you wish a dedication, please place it in the Comments field. Looking for beautiful books? Feb 18, Lisa rated it did not like it. In Australia or New Zealand? Although I think Quinn’s books are better organized and coherent. I understand the allegory of gnolls as people living up to their full potential, but didn’t really understand the usefullness of the last chapter, especially as it applies to the theme of the overall book.

At first, I figured that it would be a subtle fantasy world, something with which I have no problems. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. This is why we laugh. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Firstly, the world in which the book is set confuses me. Though it is a book that can quickly and easily be read, there is not much to grasp from it. I have very, very mixed feelings about this book, and I am going to try to express them as best I can.

Beautifully written and thought provoking. In France or Germany? Before the end the book changes a third time, turning into a philosophical manifesto that campaigns a pro-predatory stance on humanity; it claims that the solution to humanity’s problems lies in abandoning our two-faced relationship with the world where we simultaneously act as hunter and the hunted, and replace it with an all-in predatory lifestyle.

As a non-white non-male, I am kind of tired of seeing and reading the same story, but I suppose it’s so compelling gnolk certain people that we’ll keep seeing it coming up. Aaron Griffin rated it really liked it Jun 15, Certainly worth a read for anyone who is interested in a more conceptually rich view of a predatory fantasy race or philosophers interested in how rcedo of natural selection should guide human action. The two share tales and learn about each others’ cultures through conversation, and we learn what it means to be a Gnoll in a world that initially seems distant but is littered with references from our world.


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The northern areas have winters, the southern does not, and we get a few hints regarding distances between certain locations. Jan 29, Tiffany rated it liked it. Here the lack of information promotes a proportionally greater versatility.

All this aside, it is an engaging story, and would be a good complement to the works of Daniel Quinn. Open Preview See a Problem? He learns what creod means to be strong, fast and efficient. It was a really engaging book. Contemporary Fiction Fantasy Fantasy Books.

The Gnoll Credo

Through this friendship we readers get to experience the most intimate ways of the gnolls — how they relate to family, the pack, other packs, potential creco how crdeo and other facial gestures represent their emotions and intentions, including how to joke as a gnoll; what are their relations to taboos and politeness; what are their world-views and philosophies — never before has the reader come closer to them. Anyway, this book was awful.

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