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All Quiet on the Western Front


With an introduction by Sebastian Faulks. 'We are no longer young men. We've lost any desire to conquer the world. We are refugees. We are fleeing ... Show synopsis

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  • Resonates Today Feb 5, 2013
    by Mariee P

    This is a wonderful book. It is beautifully written about an ugly time. Remarque shows the devastating effect of war on the mind and soul.

  • Keep This In Schools!!! Jan 9, 2013

    This is the most interesting book I read in high school besides some Shakespeare. It is a book about war and should be gory, awful, and sad,; in the computer age Western people forget what war can do to a person, a region, a country. The whole point IS war is gory, awful, and sad. I am going to read it again after almost 20 years, and I will never forget how changed I was after my first read.

  • Famous book and rightly so Dec 22, 2008
    by Booky

    Written by a German author after the First WW this is an antiwar book-but not antiwar in the modern sense. You are not hit over the head with moralisms. The truth of what war can be is slowly revealed through the young German soldier who tells the story. He doesn't tell us that war is hell. He tells his story simply as it unfolds and we can reach our own conclusions.

    He and his friends-since-childhood are simple young men from an ordinary upbringing. They don't really know what the war is about, or even why they're in it. They only know that their personal survival depends on learning a few basic lessons very quickly.

    However this book is much bigger than the sum of it's parts. It is a book that will stick in your brain and give you new ways of thinking about war-not as an abstract thing to be against-or for- but what war really means to individuals and their families and their society.

    I am neither pro or con war in general. I believe there are times when war may be the only solution. I am not a person who knows a great deal about war, either. But I learned a great deal from this book about why war should always be the last solution. And what war means to those who are in it, It has left an indelible impression on me and I haven't read it in 25 years.

    It it a book that should be read by anyone who wants to be a thinking person as part of a holistic viewpoint on life.

  • Horrible Jul 29, 2007
    by meghan

    This was the most awful,depressing,gory,horrible book i have ever read in my entire life. I would have quit reading it if i didn't have to read it for school. I think that this book should be banned from schools. There is not one good moment in it.

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