20 January 2014

All Quiet on the Western Front

I just finished reading All Quiet on the Western Front, a book written by a German author who was in WWI. Like many great books, it was impossible to put down, although I can't quite explain why. I'm intrigued that all participating nations in that war could get their populations to fight in that meat-grinder. The book`s horrific description of trench warfare is, from what I've heard, completely accurate. It was also interesting to learn that the book was viciously attacked by the Nazis. Of course, any nation-state (especially, fascist states) are never satisfied with any depiction of war that doesn't resemble a John Wayne movie.

1 comment:

CyberKitten said...

Agreed. It's a GREAT book and should be read by anyone who wants to try to understand the true tragedy of WW1.