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All Quiet on the Western Front
by Erich Maria Remarque | Literature & Fiction
Registered by RockDg9 of Toowoomba, Queensland Australia on Friday, February 18, 2005
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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15 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by RockDg9 from Toowoomba, Queensland Australia on Friday, February 18, 2005

9 out of 10

War novel written from German side. Very moving. 


Journal Entry 2 by RockDg9 at on Tuesday, March 22, 2005

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Journal Entry 3 by winglauraloo29wing from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Monday, April 04, 2005

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Arrived today. Thank you! 


Journal Entry 4 by winglauraloo29wing from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Friday, March 30, 2007

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I've been trying to get into this book. Not sure what the problem is. Going to look for a new home for it. 


Journal Entry 5 by winglauraloo29wing from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, April 03, 2007

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I'm going to send this out as a ray.

Rules: Not many. Please journal the book's arrival and departure. And please keep it moving by keeping it no longer than 4 weeks. The last person is free to release the book as they wish.

1. brewster13 - Canada (Canada/US)
2. bartonz - US (Intl)
3. Bibliocrates - US (US)
4. rapturina - Netherlands (Intl)
5. ana-b - Netherlands (Intl)
6. Cross-patch - UK (UK)
7. NICNIC2 - UK (UK/Intl)
8. stubee - UK (Intl)
9. KT-J - UK (Intl)
9. cat207 - Australia (Aus/Intl if necessary)
10. lake44 - US (US only)

Going in the mail April 17. Happy travels! 


Journal Entry 6 by brewster13 from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, April 20, 2007

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This little book just arrived in the mail today. I'm in the midst of another read, and this will be next! thanks lauraloo!! 


Journal Entry 7 by brewster13 from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, May 03, 2007

10 out of 10

An incredible novel! It doesn't matter which 'side' is telling this story -- it is universal. Disturbing, enlightening, engrossing. So many parts of this novel will stick with me for the rest of my life. Here are a few of the more memorable passages:

on training:
"So we were put through every conceivable refinement of parade-ground soldiering till we often howled with rage. Many of us becamse ill through it; ... We became hard, suspicious, pitiless, vicous, tough -- and that was good; for these attributes were just what we lacked. Had we gone into the trenches without this period of training most of us would certainly have gone mad. Only thus were we prepared for what awaited us. ... But by far the most important result was that it awakened in us a strong, practical sense of esprit de corps , which in the field developed into the finest thing that arose out of the war - comradeship."

on fighting on the front line
"Our hands are earth, our bodies clay and our eyes pools of rain. We do not know whether we still live."

on leave
"I bit into my pillow. I grasp the iron rods of my bed with my fists. I ought never to have come here. Out there I was indifferent and often hopeless; -- I will never be able to be so again. I was a soldier, and now I am nothing but an agony for myself, for my mother, for everything that is so comfortless and without end.
I ought never to have come on leave."

on young soldiers
"The war has ruined us for everything."

There are so many more parts of this novel that cut to the bone ... it truly is extraordinary -- I've never read anything like it. This novel illustrates how war took these young men and turned them right back to animals. They poop in a circle with a margarine lid balancing on their knees so that they can play cards ... they'll sit like that for hours. They capture and kill any animal they can, eating horse hide, killing geese and pigs to roast only to suffer bad bowels for hours. They are starving, exhausted, many are hurt but are thrust back to the front lines. Nothing is sacred on the battlefield, not even taking a crap.

Thank you so much Lauraloo for sharing. This will be mailed off either later today or tomorrow to bartonz. I hope all who read this enjoy it was much as I did. 


Journal Entry 8 by brewster13 from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, May 03, 2007

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Mailed to bartonz today. Enjoy :-) 


Journal Entry 9 by wingbartonzwing from Bellevue, Washington USA on Friday, May 11, 2007

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It's here! I look forward to reading it :) 


Journal Entry 10 by wingbartonzwing from Bellevue, Washington USA on Wednesday, May 23, 2007

9 out of 10

This telling of the battles of World War I from the viewpoint of a German soldier bolsters my opinion that nobody who ends up fighting in a war really wants to be there and the people who make these decisions to send citizens to battle should instead go themselves.

It's on its way to Bibliocrates 


Journal Entry 11 by Bibliocrates from Fort Collins, Colorado USA on Monday, June 04, 2007

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This book was caught in the mail some time last week. Thank you very much for sending it my way bartonz. It looks like I'm to ship it to the Netherlands, not sure when I'll be able to do that, but I will start it as soon as possible nonetheless. 


Journal Entry 12 by Bibliocrates from Fort Collins, Colorado USA on Friday, July 13, 2007

6 out of 10

Starting this weekend, contacting rapturina for an address now...

It took me a while to get through this book. I kept picking it up and then setting it back down again, just couldn't get into it at first. I guess I'm just not into war novels. I did stick with it though and I'm glad I did. It is an engrossing novel about the horrors of war, a classic. War is pointless! No one benefits from war and this book makes that point clearly, tragic! Read it!

Thank you for sharing lauraloo29! 


Journal Entry 13 by Bibliocrates at Bookray in Rotterdam, Netherlands -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, August 08, 2007

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This book will be sent on its way to rapturina in the Netherlands this afternoon, hope you enjoy it rapturina! Sorry to have kept the book so long everyone, lauraloo29, have had quite a few things to mail out these past couple of weeks, pocket book almost couldn't handle it! 


Journal Entry 14 by rapturina from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, August 23, 2007

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It's here! Along with a few other ringbooks, as usual. :D I will try to get to it soon though. Thanks for sending it across the ocean, Bibliocrates! 


Journal Entry 15 by rapturina from Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Friday, September 07, 2007

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This was definitely not a fun read, but very impressive nevertheless. This book very brutally illustrates what it's like to be in a war - it directly tells you about the horrors of the front line, but also has a lot of rather philosophical reflection going on that'll keep you thinking for a while. I'm glad I read this book.

I have ana-b's address and will send the book on to her sometime next week most likely.

ETA: Sent to ana-b on Sept. 14th. 


Journal Entry 16 by ana-b from Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, September 16, 2007

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Book arrived Saturday by mail. Thanks. Has to wait for I'm reading two other books at the moment. 


Journal Entry 17 by ana-b from Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, October 18, 2007

9 out of 10

What an exceptional, gripping story. I could not read at one go. I am so glad I had the opportunity to read it. Now I will send it to the next person on the list. 


Journal Entry 18 by ana-b at on Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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On its way to Cross-Patch. Hope you'll enjoy the book as much as I did. 


Journal Entry 19 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, November 04, 2007

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Thank you, the book has arrived. I'm not sure if this is a good time to read this at the moment, so I shall give it a couple of weeks before I give it a go. 


Journal Entry 20 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, November 26, 2007

9 out of 10

Chilling and thought provoking.
Going to NICNIC2 today. 


Journal Entry 21 by NICNIC2 from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 27, 2007

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Received today - thank you for including me. I have a few to read before this one but I'll get to it as soon as possible. 


Journal Entry 22 by NICNIC2 from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 01, 2008

8 out of 10

Compelling story. This anti-war novel is very passive in its tone which makes the violence and ugliness of the great war more obvious. I'm glad I read it. Thanks for including me. Will be sending on to the next reader this week. 


Journal Entry 23 by NICNIC2 at By mail in A bookray, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, January 03, 2008

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On its way to stubee today 


Journal Entry 24 by stubee from Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 08, 2008

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Thanks yet again lauraloo29 for another 1001 bookray I'll get onto it shortly; thanks NICNIC2 for sending it my way! :-]

lauraloo29 - KT-J doesn't appear to be on your list but is it ok if she reads it too???? 


Journal Entry 25 by stubee from Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom on Sunday, February 17, 2008

7 out of 10

I finished this WWI title this morning, it was an interesting read especially as it was from the point of view of German soldiers. I never seen or read anything from their point of view before but this was a good story of despair, anguish and war! Just passed this to KT-J this morning. 


Journal Entry 26 by KT-J from Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom on Sunday, February 17, 2008

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Received from Stubee today and good timing as I've just finished my current read! 


Journal Entry 27 by KT-J from Bury, Lancashire United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 26, 2008

8 out of 10

I'm glad I read this book although I found it disturbing in places. The fact it was from a German point of view was largely irrelevant, it is a horrifying glimpse of what happened to a whole generation of young men sent to die, and which is still happening although the weapons and techniques have changed. The camaraderie sections were poignant but overall it wasn't a particularly pleasant read.

Thanks lauraloo29 for sharing this. I've PMd cat207 so will send this on once I get an address.

Edit 03/03/2008 - this was posted on 01/03/2008 


Journal Entry 28 by wingcat207wing from Gladstone, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, March 11, 2008

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Arrived in today's mail. Thank you KT-J and lauraloo29 for sharing. 


Journal Entry 29 by wingcat207wing from Gladstone, Queensland Australia on Friday, March 14, 2008

7 out of 10

A difficult and tragic read. Thank you for including me, lauraloo29. 


Journal Entry 30 by wingcat207wing from Gladstone, Queensland Australia on Sunday, March 16, 2008

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Off to lake44 in US in today's mail. 


Journal Entry 31 by lake44 from The Wrack Line, -- Not a city, Geographical features, etc. -- USA on Thursday, March 27, 2008

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Just received this in the mail today, along with a fire-breathing postcard (cool!). Thank you to Cat207 for mailing and to Lauraloo29 for staring this ring. I'll start reading tonight and will either find a reader or release into the wild. 


Journal Entry 32 by lake44 from The Wrack Line, -- Not a city, Geographical features, etc. -- USA on Friday, March 28, 2008

10 out of 10

I ended up staying awake long into the night...couldn't put this down. When I was finished reading, I stayed awake a bit more, thinking about what I had just read. Although this marvelous account of war was published forty-five years ago, I imagine that many of today's combat participants could relate the same feelings. The "technology" changes, but war remains the same.

 


Journal Entry 33 by lake44 at on Thursday, April 03, 2008

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Mailing some books to Jare. Can be used for GLBT festival in May. 


Journal Entry 34 by wingjarewing from Tampa, Florida USA on Saturday, April 12, 2008

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This arrived today for our BC table, thank you SO much for your help! 


Journal Entry 35 by ZiaBookCrossers from Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Saturday, April 12, 2008

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Reserved for a Bookcrossing table at Albuquerque Pridefest on June 13 & 14, 2008! 




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