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Life of Love -- Love of Life,
By A Customer
This review is from: Black Obelisk (Paperback)
This is, in my opinion, the best book written in the 20th century. Remarque is at his peak as far as style and content, his humor, and his unique and first class desription of characters and seemingly "ordinary" incidents of life. True: this book is not about great historical figures, nor does it contain great adventures, mysteries or surprises -- common lures for today's readers. But it does contain a drama nevertheless, the drama of every simple life story. This book describes ordinary life -- that life that Odysseus had in his mind on his journey home. I am only 22, but will love this book just the same when I am a 70 year old man looking back at my life. This book is about life, and if I am tired of this book, I am tired of my life.