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All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front
Author: Erich Maria Remarque, A. W. Wheen (Translator)
Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. And as horrible war plods on year after year, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principles of hate th...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780449213940
ISBN-10: 0449213943
Publication Date: 3/12/1987
Pages: 304
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3.8 stars, based on 419 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 10
There are some books that should be read by every generation. The book conquers without persuading, it shakes you without exaggerating, a perfect work of art and at the same time truth that cannot be doubted
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This is one of those books that keeps being taught in schools. Damned good thing, too. Everyone should read it. It is heartrending, horrifying, beautiful and not a word wasted. Very short book that will stay with you long after you read it--haunting in that way that the best books are.
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Helpful Score: 7
Remarque is an honest writer. When he writes of war he depicts it honestly. Read this, then read the rest of his writings.
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This is stupid embarrassing, but the name of the main character is Paul Baeumer, and the author's name is Erich Remarque, but the book felt so real I thought I was reading a real autobiographical history of a soldier in WWI until the very end.

The point is, yes, I'm stupid, but also how amazing real the book reads.

The other thing I think is that this book wouldn't have been nearly as effective if it were an account of a soldier on the winning side. Duh, you who have read the book say. It's all about the futility of war. Well, yeah, but still.
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i found the beginning a little tough to get through, but i really liked the ending.
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Remarque writes in the epigraph that his book will describe the men who were destroyed by the war and after that 'All Quiet on the Western Front is a near ceaseless exploration of the destructive properties of WWI. This novel was Superb-a Masterpiece displaying the raw guts' of humanity.
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This is one of the most well known war books, I enjoyed it, it gave a real personal perspective to the war
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Very good look at human nature and the ironies of life. A bittersweet ending, but a real glimpse of how war affects a young life.

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