Book Review .
I would not have thought in a million year that I’d pour all of my feelings out to the young, driven, innocent and faceless soldier of the WW1, whose name is Paul Baümer, nor did I think that this book All Quiet on the Western Front is going to leave a huge impact on me, that will make me think of every single word and incident that happened throughout the book for years to come. This is a book that’s written about the WW1 and supposedly the one that would end all wars, but the book didn’t put an end on any kind of war worldwide, despite the atrocities, the harrowing imagines of soldiers torn apart and killed in the most grotesque of ways. Not a word of what the writer who himself was on the front was exaggerating, nor were the feelings put into writing this book were of a person envisioning things from a far place. This book is so real with its trueness. All the young soldiers wanted you to know that’s it’s All Quiet on the front. No need to give a damn about us! We are fine! .
It is a book that’s written and depicted in a vivid way that makes you clutch at your book,and sit on the edge of your place, weeping like a child for all the lives of those young soldiers that went to the battlefield, driven and excited about a war that no one had an idea what was it about. Figuring that you’re in a helpless place, losing your school friends one by one, witnessing horrific scenes of killings and brutality, hearing the bombshells minute by minute. The slap came, hard and stingy, waking the young frontier guys up. What would you do? How would you function rightly after all this? Wouldn’t you start questioning the point of life? All these questions were asked, and answered in a melancholic way of thinking and reminiscing. .
A heart-pounding, a throat-thickening and an earth-shattering read, that will shake your mindset and life, and it will remind of what was before us and who were the ones who were on the front. A perfect embodiment on the war and its aftermath, and the lives of its soldiers whose dreams are written on an invisible no-man’s land. 5 - 5 minutes ago