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Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger
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Aug 24, 2011

it was ok

The first 60 pages held no interest for me. Then I was hooked for 20 pages, but unfortunately the book lapsed back into tedium as the noted experiences became more and more repetitive. I understand that the war must have been horribly repetitive, but the prose does nothing to soften the reader's feeling of monotony. The reader does not need to personally feel the repetition to understand that the soldier feels it. While it may sound odd to bitch that a book covering one of the most disgusting periods in western history was not fun to read, it is true that all books (no matter what the subject matter) should hold some enjoyment in the reading process. This one was not a pleasure to read.

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Daniel So. Freaking. Good.

Aaron The first 30 pages were totally bland. I thought you and Seth were crazy. I'm at 60 pages now and am hooked.

Daniel Yep, the beginning is a major slog. From here on out, though, you are good to go.

Daniel Fell short?

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