All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Remarque

This World War One novel exposes the brutality of that war. You follow young German soldier Paul Braumer as he endures the hardships and terror of the battlefront. It is extremely detailed and gruesome. I found the use of present tense a bit distracting but in the end it might bring the action closer to the reader. All in all, I can absolutely understand why this has become a worldwide classic. Anyone interested in understanding war should read this great novel.

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