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Johnny Got His Gun

Trumbo, Dalton, 1905-1976

(Paperback - 2007)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Johnny Got His Gun
Publisher: New York : Citadel Press, c2007
ISBN: 9780806528472
Branch Call Number: FIC T
Characteristics: xxxi, 254 p. ; 21 cm.


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Dec 19, 2014
  • ElijahMorgan rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

One of the most depressing and beautiful books I have ever read. The writing in this book can be hard to follow at first, and the sudden changes of times in it can be jarring, but it really helps to immerse you in the mind of the main character. You won't want to read this book more than once after you finish it, as there is a true feeling of lost hope from beginning to end. I cried at multiple points reading this, but never wanted to put it down. A real masterpiece.

Feb 06, 2013
  • book_nerdd rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book. It was terrifying and gruesome and I probably will never read it again, but it was amazing. It's pretty hard to follow at first and the point of view changes without warning, but you get used to it. Also, it's pretty dang rare to find a comma in this book, but after a while you find it really shows how a person's train of thought goes along (you get used to it, too).

Jun 29, 2012
  • arrowking rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A little classic. Print version of the ballad "Johnny I hardly knew ye``

I read this book in high school and I still recall it vividly to this day. One of the best anti-war books I've ever read. Excellent.

Jan 06, 2011
  • frethead rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Metallica wrote "One" after watching the movie version of this book; the book is far superior to the movie and I agree that it one of the most moving and disturbing things I've ever read. There is an audio version of this story in the library-to-go which is very well done and absolutely captivating!

This should be mandatory reading for all members of the human race.

Dec 19, 2010
  • daymakerdave rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Metallica wrote their contraversial song "One" based on this book. The song and the book are awesome! A deep pshycholigical nightmare unfolds in the mind of a young soldier who looses his arms, legs, sight and speech in the war and "awakes" in a hospital where he is almost totally isolated from the world.

One of the most moving and disturbing books I've ever read.


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Feb 06, 2013
  • book_nerdd rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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