All Quiet on the Western Front

by Erich Maria Remarque | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0583112315 Global Overview for this book
Registered by 4evagreen of Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on 9/17/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by 4evagreen from Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Thursday, September 17, 2015
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Journal Entry 2 by 4evagreen at Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Monday, July 26, 2021
The biggest theme is this book is the pointlessness of war and there are periods of philosophical ruminations but on the whole Remarque plays it straight.

Often regarded as the finest novel to emerge from WWI and it is undoubtedly depressing, it is written from the point of a view of an experienced and embittered soldier, but it is also a beautiful book. The characters are interesting, the themes are moving and well-expressed. Remarque juxtapositions the image of false patriotism and nationalism that leads to war as represented by a bombastic schoolmaster and contrasts that with the horrible realities of war. Remarque portrays a realistic picture of the life of a soldier during WWI, as he himself lived.

This novel was written as a warning not to let such a pointless, bloody war to happen again but as history tells us that message went unheeded. It fully deserves to be regarded as a classic and whilst I recognise that not everyone will enjoy it's subject matter I personally found it to be writing at its very best.

Journal Entry 3 by 4evagreen at Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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Journal Entry 4 by wingjax987654321wing at Wembley, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, July 29, 2021
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