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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
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Authors: Trumbo, Dalton, 1905-1976
Statement of Responsibility: Dalton Trumbo ; [with a new foreword by Cindy Sheehan]
Title: Johnny got his gun
Publisher: New York : Citadel Press, c2007
Characteristics: xxxi, 254 p. ; 21 cm.
Notes: "Readers' guide questions for Johnny got his gun": p. 253-254
Subject Headings: World War, 1914-1918 Veterans Fiction Disabled veterans Fiction Disfigured persons Fiction World War, 1914-1918 Psychological aspects Fiction
Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Didactic fiction
Topical Term: World War, 1914-1918
Disabled veterans
Disfigured persons
World War, 1914-1918
LCCN: 2007922603
ISBN: 9780806528472
0806528478
Branch Call Number: FIC T
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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.

book_nerdd thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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