All Quiet on the Western Front

Erich Maria Remarque
Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. And as horrible war plods on year after year, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principles of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against each other--if only he can come out of the war alive."The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first trank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure."THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW


Reviewed: 2019-02-22
One of the most powerful books I've read. This one is going to stick with me for awhile.
Reviewed: 2017-10-31

This booked helped me to understand the thoughts of a person enduring years of war, and how they cope with the death of their friends, the seeming insensibleness if it all, the horror of killing others, the simple pleasures in life, and how war indelibly changes a person such that they will never be the same nor will they be understood by those who haven't experienced war.

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