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message 1: by Fatso (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:36PM) (new) - rated it 1 star

Fatso this book is weird. I hate it.

just kidding but it rambles on and on about nothing

~jape the grape


message 2: by Unanimo (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:00PM) (new)

Unanimo I love this book.


message 3: by Lindsay (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:03PM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Lindsay Oddly enough, I can't remember a THING about this book. Usually I can read something once and remember it in vivid detail. I clearly didn't enjoy it at all.


message 4: by CMT325 (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:12PM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

CMT325 It is an odd book. Most of it exists in Henry's mind, and is centered around finding the courage to fight. But it is brief, and it really does bring up some good questions.


message 5: by Cameron (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:16PM) (new) - rated it 1 star

Cameron I was expected (i.e.forced) to read this for school and I absolutely could not stand it! I recall few details other than just wanting it to end.


message 6: by Victoria (new) - added it

Victoria If you think the book is weird you should read his poetry.;)
IN THE DESERT:
In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said, “Is it good, friend?”
“It is bitter—bitter,” he answered;

“But I like it
“Because it is bitter,
“And because it is my heart.”
Stephen Crane


Robert Lent What stuck with me about the book is that Henry didn't seem to care about what he was fighting for, he just wanted to prove himself brave.


maryam Dustan The Red Badge of Courage really engrossed me When I was reading it. I really felt that I'm in the middle of a war, I enjoyed the new experience.


Gerd Victoria wrote: "If you think the book is weird you should read his poetry.;)
IN THE DESERT:
In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
..."


Always loved that poem, it spoke so much to my younger emo self.

Loved "Red Badge", too, but then I luckily was never forced to read it. I'm afraid forcing someone to read any piece of literature, no matter how great, will always negatively taint the experience.


Jeffery Lee Radatz Gerd wrote: "Victoria wrote: "If you think the book is weird you should read his poetry.;)
IN THE DESERT:
In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
..."

Always loved that poem, it spoke so much to my you..."


I agree with you there. There were a few books that I had to read and do a book report on during school, but after school was over I went back and read it without pressure. It was really more enjoyable!


message 11: by Tony (new) - rated it 3 stars

Tony V Having been in the service but never in combat, this book made me wonder how I would have reacted under those circumstances.
We would like to think we have courage even in the face of death.


Renee E I don't know why I hadn't thought of this before, but Henry is a sort of ancestor to Holden Caulfield.


Shannon I hate this book more than any other book, ever. ...and I'm reading Delilah. :P


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