Thomas Hardy once said of his literary creation Tess Durbeyfield, ‘I can’t express how much I love her’ and I sort of feel the same for April Speed, the main character in Grendel. I get a bit obsessed with her at times.
Thing is, Tess’ true love, Angel Clare, is a good man.
April Speed’s true love is not good man. He’s something of a monster.
Chapter 2 of Grendel comes out on FrontLip on February 5th. When the novel is over, hopefully by December, I’ll be finally be able to leave my obsession with April Speed behind.