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Johnny Got His Gun PDF Ò Johnny Got  Kindle - 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 I read this several years ago and I remember enjoying it It was dark and frustrating what would you do if trapped in your own body Also addresses the brutality of war as one on the outside might not understand.What I thought of the most while reading it was the footage from the movie version that was used in the Metallica video for One I read this several years ago and I remember enjoying it It was dark and frustrating what would you do if trapped in your own body Also addresses the brutality of war as one on the outside might not understand.What I thought of the most while reading it was the footage from the movie version that was used in the Metallica video for One I read this book during my lunch breaks at the cafe of Barnes Noble in Chelsea, NYC I think I finished it in five sittings, with great big tears rolling down my face While everybody around me was busy quaffing scalding hot lattes, I was trying to muffle the sounds of my agonized weeping into my scarf Luckily, this is not seen as strange behavior in Manhattan, so I was able to finish the book unmolested Johnny Got His Gun sounds like it was written during the early stages of the Vietnam War I read this book during my lunch breaks at the cafe of Barnes Noble in Chelsea, NYC I think I finished it in five sittings, with great big tears rolling down my face While everybody around me was busy quaffing scalding hot lattes, I was trying to muffle the sounds of my agonized weeping into my scarf Luckily, this is not seen as strange behavior in Manhattan, so I was able to finish the book unmolested Johnny Got His Gun sounds like it was written during the early stages of the Vietnam War I think because the tone is very Salinger esque , but it s actually set during WW I The ending makes you want to slit your wrists, but in a good way This is a great book to read when you re facing a dark time in your life I don t think life could be any worse than this protagonist s, who has lost his arms and legs, in addition to sustaining serious burns to his face as results of injuries he incurred on the battlefield.For some reason, I group this book with Flowers for Algernon and I Am the Cheese, maybe because all three have similar themes of spoiled youth and corrupt government machinations Fun fact This book was written by Dalton Trumbo, who was one of the infamous Hollywood Ten that got blacklisted by House on UnAmerican Activities Committee for having left leaning political sensibilities Thankfully, he managed to keep working despite other people s attempts to rid Hollywood of Communists, going on to pen the screenplays to Spartacus, The Horsemen, and Papillion These scripts were in addition to an already impressive roster of films that include Roman Holiday, Kitty Foyle, and I Married a Witch, So suck on that, Elia Kazan A scathing anti war novel, in which the main character is one of the profoundly, hopelessly wounded, the human wrecks of war It is told in the first person, by the voice of a person now voiceless, trapped in his mutilated body, confined to his hospital bed, and as this person virtually unable to communicate communicates with the reader, telling us his story we come to realize the true cost and futility of war.This is an angry, honest book Thoroughly memorable. Johnny Got His Gun, Dalton Trumbo 1905 1976 Johnny Got His Gun is a novel written in 1938 by American novelist and screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and published September 1939 by J B Lippincott The novel is commonly viewed as one that promotes anti war ideals, but when read deeper, it can be seen that Trumbo s opinions of war shed light on humanity as a whole, and not just on the horrible aspects of war Joe Bonham, a young American soldier serving in World War I, awakens in a hospital bed afte Johnny Got His Gun, Dalton Trumbo 1905 1976 Johnny Got His Gun is a novel written in 1938 by American novelist and screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and published September 1939 by J B Lippincott The novel is commonly viewed as one that promotes anti war ideals, but when read deeper, it can be seen that Trumbo s opinions of war shed light on humanity as a whole, and not just on the horrible aspects of war Joe Bonham, a young American soldier serving in World War I, awakens in a hospital bed after being caught in the blast of an exploding artillery shell He gradually realizes that he has lost his arms, legs, and all of his face including his eyes, ears, teeth, and tongue , but that his mind functions perfectly, leaving him a prisoner in his own body 2014 1392 241 9786006662169 20 1939

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