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Utality of war and became the most influential protest novel of the Vietnam era With a compelling new foreword by fellow award winning writer E L Doctorow Johnny Got His Gun is an undisputed classic of antiwar literature that’s as timely as ever“A terrifying book of an extraor I simply have to read this book It including its author has been cussed by Ann Coulter on her latest blog post That is recommendation enough for meDevastating read Review comingDetailed ReviewThis must be the most disturbing war novel that I have read if not the most disturbing novel EVER The reader is forced by the author to spend the whole length of time he reads this book inside the head of his protagonist Why Because the protagonist is an injured soldier who has lost his legs his arms and the whole of his face He can t speak see hear taste or smell the only sense organ left is the skin on his diminished torso But unfortunately his brain is very much alive trapped in this vegetable of a body And that is where we the readers are too for the duration of the narrative He had no arms and no legsHe threw back his head and started to yell from fright But he only started because he had no mouth to

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Johnny Got His Gun

The Searing Portrayal Of War That Has Stunned And Galvanized Generations Of ReadersAn immediate bestseller upon its original publication in 1939 Dalton Trumbo’s stark profoundly troubling masterpiece about the horrors of World War I brilliantly crystallized the uncompromising br Johnny Got His Gun Dalton Trumbo 1905 1976Johnny 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

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Dinary emotional intensity” The Washington PostPowerful an eye opener Michael MooreMr Trumbo sets this story down almost without pause or punctuation and with a fury amounting to elouence The New York TimesA book that can never be forgotten by anyone who reads it Saturday Review This novel about an American soldier who was severely wounded while fighting in World War I was so disturbing it took me several tries to get through itThe novel is told in a stream of consciousness with soldier Joe drifting in and out of memories of his parents of girlfriends of innocent days He slowly realizes that he has no arms no legs and no face and his cries are gut wrenching I listened to this book on audio and the performance by William Dufris was so affecting that I had to take breaks from the book I m glad I came back to it and kept going because this is a moving story about how much soldiers can sufferI was inspired to read Johnny Got His Gun after it was mentioned in Ann Hood s bookish memoir Morningstar She wrote an essay about how she had first read Dalton Trumbo s book while growing up during the Vietnam war and how meaningful it had been Now I ve read it while the United States is prepa


10 thoughts on “Johnny Got His Gun

  1. says:

    I read this book during my lunch breaks at the cafe of Barnes Noble in Chelsea NYC I think I finished it in fiv

  2. says:

    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 mutilat

  3. says:

    Johnny Got His Gun Dalton Trumbo 1905 1976Johnny Got His Gun is a novel written in 1938 by American novelist and screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and

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    Manufacturing TasteThe story of this story is probably its most interesting part The idea for it started as a Ca

  5. says:

    Two days after Germany invaded Poland in 1939 Johnny Got His Gun one of the greatest anti war novels ever was first published And when I thin

  6. says:

    I simply have to read this book It including its author has been cussed by Ann Coulter on her latest blog post That is recommendation enough for meDevastating read Review comingDetailed ReviewThis must be the most disturbing war novel that I have read – if not the most disturbing novel EVER The reader is forced by the a

  7. says:

    This novel about an American soldier who was severely wounded while fighting in World War I was so disturbing it took me several tries to get through itThe novel is told in a stream of consciousness with soldier

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    Every time I read a book I feel committed to it as if to a relationship That relationship can be an infatuational fling a carnal attraction a passionate love a committed best friend a life partnerwhatever form it takes will depend on how much I will remember it Johnny Got His Gun got completely under my skinI was finishing the last page on an airplane and an 80 year old yoga teacher looked at me and uietly summed up this book I

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    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 bodyAlso addresses the brutality of war as one on the outside might not understandWhat I thought of the most while reading it was the footage from the movie version that was used in the Metallica video for One