All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Reviewed by Jennifer Rude Klett (Library Staff)

All Quiet On The Western Front has been exalted as the best war novel ever written. I would agree with that lofty label. This World War I tale is magnificently told in first person by WWI veteran Erich Maria Remarque about a young German infantry soldier named Paul. While Remarque himself reportedly did not spend much time at the front, and the book is not based on his experiences, the story brings the Great War up close and personal in a fearfully realistic way. I understand why this deserving fiction book is required reading for many high school English classes. Still, one complaint: I did not like the ending. Did you?

Located in Adult Fiction (FIC REMARQUE)


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