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 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. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book.

Really liked this one Which means that The Gnoll Credo is a welcome addition to the world of fantasy as it is wholly dedicated to the study of hyainamorph anthropoids and their ways. No library descriptions found. It could have used an editor to point out all these “little” problems and where the book just didn’t work, but since this is self-published from what I can tell, I am sure the author didn’t anyone’s opinion.

Cory rated it liked it Dec 26, The short review is this — Just read it. This lack of a different fantasy setting may be enough to deter some readers, but the real deterrence may be in the actual writing. Xredo is the typical story of a white man who goes above and beyond to join a native culture because modern society is bad. You can read sample chapters at http: The Gnoll Credo is first-class ethnological research.


Your use of gnolll site and services is subject to these policies and terms. He learns what it ngoll to be strong, fast and efficient. Though it is a book that can quickly and easily be read, there is not much to grasp from it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This is the typical story of a white man who goes above and beyond to join a native culture because modern society is bad.

Just like orcs gained a greater role in fantasy by shedding Sauron’s rule, are gnolls now given a similar opportunity. I will probably never read this book again, and I won’t be suggesting crrdo to any friends any time soon.

Jun 14, Ryan Hebert rated it it was amazing. Sep 10, Troy Mccullough added it.

Conditioning Research: Review: The Gnoll Credo

I’ll be interested to see what Stanton comes out with next. Printed on acid-free, archival quality paper. This book takes a really unique perspective, using fantasy tropes to portray the author’s philosophical views while still telling a very engaging story. Project Gutenberg 0 editions.

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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 credp an all-in predatory lifestyle.


Mar 17, Neghar Fonooni rated it it was amazing.

The book confuses me and pisses me off. Borrows-N-Wants Nov 10, Saying that eating according to paleo guidelines is one thing.

The Gnoll Credo

You’ll eventually start wondering if the Gnolls have gotten something right, which makes it a great book. The alternative would be a distant and potentially dismissive report, which would be nowhere near as informative nor fascinating when considering this as a story and as a fantasy ecology.

Popular covers see all 6 covers. At first, I figured that it would be a subtle fantasy world, something with which I have no problems. This is why we laugh. Feb 18, Lisa rated it did not like it. The only minus was the tacked-on cultural lecture at the end especially since it is not now possible for humans to go back to hunter-gatherer culture on this planet, attractive though that sounds — if the author had left off the epilogu Really liked this one Plus the hyena-like gnolls are really cool.

This also narrows down the potential of the species when it comes to making them into characters, be it for role-playing purposes or as protagonists in stories: No current Talk conversations about this book.