Matt’s Book Blog recently reviewed All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012. Here’s an excerpt:
The author was drafted at the age eighteen into the German Army. In this fictionalized memoir of the First World War, he describes the lives and endurance of a group of soldiers who were still only teenagers when they experienced the brutality of trench warfare. The battle scenes are gripping and almost intolerably vivid. I think the book is both an anti-war novel and a coming of age story.
Read the full review.
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