Comments: 4
BrokenTune 2 years ago
I loved this book. I thought this one was even better and more important than the first book. Unfortunately, it less well-known than All Quiet on the Western Front.
Reading this one is quite harrowing in places, isn't it?
Sheila's Reads 2 years ago
I totally agree. I thought it was better than All Quiet on the Western Front. It was extremely harrowing. When they come home, they run into protesters. Heel, later in the book, fires on those protesting against the way the soldiers are treated. Ludwig was right. It was not worth it and yet they did their duty while the wealthy sat it out and profited from their losses.
BrokenTune 2 years ago
I'm not sure what broke me most in this one: the scenes from the asylum, the way they were treated by those who had profited, or the way that they could only communicate within their group. It was so sad when he described how he could not stay at home and felt like he had to leave even when he had nowhere to go.
Sheila's Reads 2 years ago
I think what got me was Georg Rahe in the cemetery. I did not expect that.