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Classic story of life on the front-line,
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This review is from: All Quiet on the Western Front (Paperback)
Remarque's macabre, cynical narrative about a soldier behind enemy lines could only really be about one war - World War 1, in the Trenches on the Western Front. His melancholic thoughts, though, could be about any soldier in any war, the utter despair of the soldier, the comradeship of fellow troops, the arrogance of superiors and the gruesome devastation on body and soul of those at the Front. So powerful and vivid that Hitler banned it. A Classic for its cynicism and the State's contempt towards the soldier fighting her war.
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Initial post: 29 Aug 2012 13:18:09 BDT
George Stevenson says:
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT This, which I read many years ago in its original form, reinforces my belief that it is better to have writtten one brilliant book than twenty or thirty merely competent ones.
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