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Excellent. This is the first time I've read a novel from the viewpoint of a German soldier toward the end of WWII. Really good look at what a typical foot soldier was most likely thinking and going ... Read full review
This book is so compelling that I got it out of the library every decade of the last five and read it repeatedly. Besides having interesting characters with a sense of reality, Remarque paints in words a memorable histoical landscape in which the main character feels depression, pain and despair, finds love and hope, sees beautiful things but also a terrible brutality, and has his humanity fundamentally challenged. The end of the book challenges values and the horror of war that corrodes the spirit. It is an amazing book.