Three Comrades Hardcover – 1 Jun 1946
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"A great writer . . . He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend his 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
"The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, 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" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The year is 1928. On the outskirts of a large German city, three young men are earning a thin and precarious living. Fully armed young storm troopers swagger in the streets. Restlessness, poverty, and violence are everywhere. For these three, friendship is the only refuge from the chaos around them. Then the youngest of them falls in love, and brings into the group a young woman who will become a comrade as well, as they are all tested in ways they can never have imagined. . . .
Written with the same overwhelming simplicity and directness that made All Quiet on the Western Front a classic, Three Comrades portrays the greatness of the human spirit, manifested through characters who must find the inner resources to live in a world they did not make, but must endure. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Patricia Hollman is the epitome of femininity and feminine strength: graceful, elegant, soft brown hair, a delicate eggshell suntan. 'She had something then about her of a deer and of a slim panther, and something too of an Amazon before the battle.' In the novel, Patricia hollman stands in complete contrast to the world of Robbie Lohkamp just as Jutta Zambona must have appeared to the young Remarque when they met in 1923.
Robbie Lohkamp's world was the world of cheerless boarding houses, jaded bars and pubs, macho drinking and male camaraderie. He worked in a small car repair workshop, Koester & Co. The owner was Koester, an old war comrade. Robbie and another war colleague, Lenz, formed the & Co.' They were the three comrades of the story. They made their living by repairing, servicing, buying, selling, panel-beating or painting cars. In short, anything remotely connected with automobiles. In flagging economic times, they lived off their wits.Read more ›
I love war novels, and this one is one of the best ones I have read, what I particularly love about is that while reading it I understood guys and how their minds/feelings/thoughts were/worked. An amazing novel about men and male friendship and loyalty. I think Remarque told a love story in its simplest, most poignant, overwhelming way in this novel. Not melodramatic as in Arch of Triumph, but you'll still get chills while reading it, his story, his words, his characters are so powerful because of his realistic and human descriptions.
A novel that will change your life, you'll be more after reading it, I definitely recommend it!!
If you like a good read from times ago this should keep your attention 'till you fall asleep.
Car enthusiasts will find some interest in this, too! I re-read it about every 5 years.
An interesting insight into a very different World in a very different Time.
I'm grateful to the vendor of this edition. Thanks.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The usual sad streaks are here too. Heart warming book. Everyone would be blessed with such friends!Published 10 months ago by Nadeshda Keremidchieva
Bought for my husband. E.M. Remarque is my favourite writerPublished 23 months ago by Assiya Akan-Fawbert
A great story of friendship during hard times. Similar in tone and characters to all quiet on the western front whcih I also enjoyed.Published on 15 May 2014 by Barry
This is about the best book written by Remarque. His philosophy is as true today as it was then. Lokhamp is a free and easy rum drinker (today we would consider him alcoholic)... Read morePublished on 5 Sept. 1999