Tuesday, January 11, 2011

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

I give this book a 5 out of 5

This book takes place in Germany and England during World War I. Paul Baumer is a soldier for Germany along with four other nineteen year olds he has known his whole life. They have to face up to a mean company commander named Captain Himmelstoss. Paul and his companions also have to live life on the front lines and are shelled constantly. Along with this, they have to cope with death of people all around them.

I give this book a 5 out of 5 because it is thought provoking and is well written. Remarque did a good job in capturing the detail of battle and the feeling of a normal soldier. He also did a good job in capturing their daily life in great detail. This book was fun to read and can easily have a report or project done on it because it is easily quotable. I would recommend this book to anyone.

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