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Book Review of All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front
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Helpful Score: 3

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.