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Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
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message 1: by Colleen (new)

Colleen really? 3 stars? it's like my favorite book of all time.

Doug Roberts Yeah. I have complicated feeling about this book.

There were a couple points I fundamentally disagreed with and I felt manipulated into an anti-war stance based on a strawman argument on this fictional worst case. I think this would resonate more if I were more anti-war than I am and I hadn't grown up with an all-volunteer army instead of a draft. So the end, calling for an armed revolt against the politicians and generals, fell short for me.

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