Johnny Got His Gun
ISBN: 0553274325
EAN13: 9780553274325
Language: English
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 7.00" L x 4.00" W
Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Publisher: Bantam
Book Overview
Mr. Trumbo sets this story down almost without pause or punctuation and with a fury accounting to eloquence.-- The New York Times This was no ordinary war. This was a war to make the world safe for democracy. And if democracy was made safe, then nothing else mattered--not the millions of dead bodies, nor the thousands of ruined lives. . . . This is no ordinary novel. This is a novel that never takes the easy way out: it is shocking, violent, terrifying, horrible, uncompromising, brutal, remorseless and gruesome . . . but so is war. Praise for Johnny Got His Gun It is] very hard to write about Johnny Got His Gun without being guilty of understatement or hysterics. It is a terrifying book, of an extraordinary emotional intensity. -- Washington Post An extraordinarily agitating book, passionate in its language, potent in its emotional effect, a novel that tells in unsparingly honest words what a wickedly gruesome business war is, and how wickedly wasteful. Johnny Got His Gun, full of horror and hurt, will be a terrific and vivid experience for anyone who reads it. -- Boston Herald It is hard to imagine a more persuasive argument for staying out of war than this smooth, savage, brilliant tale. -- Chicago Daily News
Editor Reviews
From the front Cover This was no ordinary war. This was a war to make the world safe for democracy. And if democracy was made safe, then nothing else mattered--not the millions of dead bodies, nor the thousands of ruined lives...This is no ordinary novel. This is a novel that never takes the easy way out: it is shocking, violent, terrifying, horrible, uncompromising, brutal, remorseless and gruesome...but so is war. Winner of the National Book Award