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Brilliant and thought provoking,
This review is from: All Quiet on the Western Front (Paperback)
When I read this brilliant book I felt so many emotions, but I suppose the underlying emotion was sadness. In many ways all schoolboys should be made to read this book, for it depicts war as it is, without all the glamour and hero worship that some books and films portray. I thought birdsong was a great book showing how people change from a traumatic experience, such as World War 1. But all quiet on the western front leaves it for dead in this area in my opinion. I will never forget this incredible educational and wonderful book. I am so glad it was written from the German perspective, because it shows us that underneath all our exterior frames we are the same; we have the same fears and dreams. My last words about this book are read it if you dare the experience will live with you forever.
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Initial post: 2 Jul 2008 22:08:41 BDT
Posted on 12 Sep 2008 16:00:46 BDT
Mr. R. N. Lock says:
Yes you are right and schoolgirl - sorry for the not saying both !!
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