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1 Star? TRY 10!
on August 16, 1999
Not to be a non-conformist or anything, but I wanted all you one star reviewers to read this...
Do not be dismayed by it's gore, it's seemingly tedious and boring day to day reflections and un-characterizations. This book reflects, as close as possible, the grim realities of WWI. Paul's accounts are vivid and at times, plain...just like his reality was. I related to Paul even before I was in the military, and believe this book to be one of the greatest and definitely my favorite book so far in this life.
I normally read non-fiction WWI accounts, but this book is quite the exception with it's amazing beauty and symbolism. And who wouldn't want to see their "dictator" teacher shown the bitter reality they so proudly proclaim they know firsthand?