Johnny Got His Gun
Publish date: October 1st 2009
Pages no: 251
Edition language: English
Somehow, I think that this would be an even more powerful book without the last speech from Joe. The message is unmistakable anyway, and leaving people to think about it on their own would have made them turn it over longer, and take it more and more to heart. Probably ending a book without a clear ...
Read this in my late teens, back in the counterculture days—the days of Vietnam. Draft age, at the time and was already convinced I didn't want to go to war. This book made the horrors of war abundantly clear. There's no glory in war for the soldier, regardless of the cause, God and Country, duty...
Ah, hell. Thanks a lot, El. When am I supposed to fit this in? Also, is this going to be more or less boring than The Diving Bell and the Butterfly? Maybe they would make a nice pair. I could make a shelf for "Books in which the author certainly ain't doing shit." I could put A Confederacy of Dunces...
Probably one of the most creative yet depressing and scary books I've ever read.
I had to read this in High School and just didnt enjoy it, too bleak and depressing.
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