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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And then you might have a joyous and bloody and terribly strange adventure, and you might find yourself laughing with the gnolls. It poses many internal questions that will keep you pondering provided that you enjoy pondering about your basic values and the why of your behavior and society’s behavior as a whole.

The first mind is that of the chimp, which primarily feeds on fruits, but which knows the taste of flesh from the occasional killing and consuming of hnoll monkeys, and which yearns to have more of that flesh. It is a good resource when creating lairs, quests, and enemy encounters, but the way it deals with their personalities and ways is brief and uninspiring — i.

David Dellanave rated it it was amazing Jan 08, 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.

You’ll eventually start wondering if the Gnolls have gotten something right, which makes it a great book. 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.

Osbaldistone Nov 20, Stanton uses the book to create a brilliant contrast to the human consumerism and unhappiness we are surrounded by. Thirdly, the book, like any book or movie about a white man who goes out into the wilderness to spend time with a native woman, has him idealizing the heck out of the native culture without having to deal with its harsh realities first-hand.


In France or Germany? Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. 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 principles of natural selection should guide human action.

The Gnoll Credo

Not recommended for those who aren’t interested or have any inkling to discover the road of evolution. I wish that the author had just written this as an essay instead of as a novel.

Would I recommend this book? This, combined with the obvious agenda for wanting things to return to the way things were before agriculture — it was a bit much. We can notify you when this item is back in stock.

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Click here for international orders. Nov 02, Mlandez rated it liked it. This is why we laugh. I wanted to like this book, I really did.

Beautifully written and thought provoking. Cory rated it liked it Dec 26, Stanton shares a glimpse of a some harsh realities and maybe even a reason to hope. The novel has been compared to fight club in the level of mind-blowingness, and I agree with that. I am no prude when it comes to foul language in books, but it served the story in no way except to fill in gaps where The book confuses me and pisses me off. Description “We are born and we die.

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Though it is a book that can quickly and easily be read, there is not much to grasp from it. Maxci rated it really liked it Nov 21, Of course, the theme is moderated by the novel’s acceptance that the advanced organisation of bigger communities has its merits, but since the protagonist-narrator of the novel view the gnoll as noble savages crefo embraces that idea, so does the novel itself lean in ccredo direction.


What I instead got was a series of short brief writings about the narrator and his gnoll guide sitting around at a town-square and talking about how modern society stinks. He learns what it means to gnill strong, fast and efficient. It felt like there were gaps in the story towards the end.

Mar 15, Greg rated hnoll did not like it. Usually the conversations went along the lines of this: Its value will depend on what one wants from it. This is why we laugh. By removing the notion of their deity and their intelligent, purpose-driven creation, The Gnoll Credo also removed a gnol that has prevented gnolls from shining on their own, replacing it with a freedom of individuality which they had thus far lacked.

Just like orcs gained a greater role in fantasy by shedding Sauron’s rule, are gnolls now given a similar opportunity. The Gnoll Credo by J. I am no prude when it comes to foul language in books, but it served the story in no way except to fill in gaps where the author ran out of creativity, creco was often. Stanton, establishes the narrator’s worldview as the “normal” baseline, making the culture and way of life of the Gnolls “other.

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The text argues that those who chose the road of the gnoll, the predator, will eventually eat those who chose to return to being tree dwelling prey — in short, the road of the predator is the right one. Sell that ‘enchanted’ sword and come join the hyena-people. Jan 31, Carol Brannigan rated it really liked it Shelves: We recommend The Book Depository.