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Scott's Books => Leviathan / Behemoth / Goliath => Topic started by: Vadmaus on March 04, 2011, 12:22:37 PM

Title: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: Vadmaus on March 04, 2011, 12:22:37 PM
Have you ever read All Quiet on the Western Front? If you have, could you imagine if Leviathan was kind of like that, on the perspective of an actual soldier. If you haven't, you need to read it, it's awesome.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: Eraisuithiel on March 04, 2011, 12:26:39 PM
I watched the movie in history class, and I really want to read the book. :P
It would be kind of interesting to read Leviathan from some random soldier's point of view, that's for sure.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: Vadmaus on March 04, 2011, 12:28:39 PM
I've read the book it is very sad. And imagine, this is WWI Leviathan style from a person who is on the actual front, who is already there.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on March 04, 2011, 12:36:06 PM
that would be really interesting to hear the war from a first hand account.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: Vadmaus on March 04, 2011, 12:37:13 PM
His quote is my siggy now
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on March 04, 2011, 12:38:15 PM
that is a depressing quote.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: Vadmaus on March 04, 2011, 12:39:05 PM
I know, but it's better than the last paragraph of the book
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on March 04, 2011, 12:50:37 PM
do i want to know? ::)
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: Vadmaus on March 04, 2011, 01:03:16 PM
read it and find out
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on March 04, 2011, 01:04:05 PM
can't you just tell me and make life easier?
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: FleaBird6 on March 04, 2011, 01:12:35 PM
We do that in 8th...

but they have lots of the ciriculum up online!
http://www.lz95.net/mss/faculty/mstrand/all_quiet_on_the_western_front.htm
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on March 04, 2011, 01:16:43 PM
you do that for school?
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: FleaBird6 on March 04, 2011, 01:18:17 PM
I dunno... Im in 7th, and that is 8th, but she is going to be my teacher next year, so I am assuming.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on March 04, 2011, 01:18:48 PM
i'm in seventh too!
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: FleaBird6 on March 04, 2011, 01:28:57 PM
That's nice! What are you studying!

Side note: If youare from IL I'm just going to start getting creeped out...
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on March 04, 2011, 01:34:32 PM
right now we are learning about written and oral traditions in Africa. we finished,
medieval times
rome
                                                   
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: FleaBird6 on March 04, 2011, 01:38:46 PM
We have done: geology, renesance, "Summer of my german soilder"←REALLY STUPID, US Gov, And a bunch of other stuff
Are doing: Cells/Dna/reproduction, Russia, "Out of the dust", and Multi-genre.
Will do: Africa, and a bunch of other boring stuff.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: Seven on March 04, 2011, 01:40:29 PM
"Summer of my german soilder", isn't that a YA novel?
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on March 04, 2011, 01:41:35 PM
i really don't like SS, but I love history, like Levi!
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: FleaBird6 on March 04, 2011, 01:50:54 PM
"Summer of my german soilder", isn't that a YA novel?

Yes it is. It is basicaly Patty bergan whining about her parents, then whining about how Anton doesn't love her- even though she is13 and he is ~21! And then she whins about how he goes and gets shot.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on March 04, 2011, 01:55:12 PM
hmmm.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: FleaBird6 on March 04, 2011, 01:57:47 PM
But it has so much symbolism, I swear that a person can't wear a barking shirt with out there being some symbolism.  And then she whins.  It is WWII told from a concited giirls POV.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on March 04, 2011, 01:59:19 PM
well i'm sorry about that.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: Seven on March 04, 2011, 02:01:27 PM
I am guessing that you did not care for it. I saw it on the Barnes and Noble website. It was a book chosen from the, "If you liked that, then you will like this..."

Ironically however, I didn't like the original book I read.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on March 04, 2011, 02:02:17 PM
well that worked. ;)
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: FleaBird6 on March 04, 2011, 02:07:13 PM
But it is a book that everyone should read, like TOm Sawyer, because it gives insight on stuff and is easy to wright a paper about.
So it is not a great "I LOVE IT" book, but it is one with important life lessons

-And all that blah, too.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: Vadmaus on March 04, 2011, 02:07:59 PM
telling you the ending spoils the book just read it
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: FleaBird6 on March 04, 2011, 02:09:23 PM
I CANT READ IT OR MY TEACHER WILL KILL ME!

So I will speculate.  Or read the ciriculum. :D
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on March 04, 2011, 02:11:33 PM
just read the curriculum, it's easier.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: Vadmaus on March 04, 2011, 02:11:45 PM
its a good book, it's worth the wait
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: FleaBird6 on March 04, 2011, 02:14:48 PM
Drat.  Now I want to read it, and I have to wait a year.  And it sounds good, not the mushy cr*p the liabrarian and my friends keep recomending.

Is it sciencyish? or historicalish? and is it depressing?
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: Vadmaus on March 04, 2011, 02:19:27 PM
Historical and Depressing
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on March 04, 2011, 02:20:21 PM
i like an action sci-fi, fantasy, fiction book with a nice flavoring of romance. romance novels are boring and predictable.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: FleaBird6 on March 04, 2011, 02:24:01 PM
Depressing books are good.  Except if the depression is because of romance.  THen it's stupid.
Has anyone read Everlost?
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on March 04, 2011, 02:25:03 PM
no, but it is on my Kindle wish list.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: FleaBird6 on March 04, 2011, 02:28:15 PM
IT IS VERY GOOD!  YOu should read! Engrossing, ect.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on March 04, 2011, 02:29:58 PM
i want it. :(
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: waxesnostalgic on March 04, 2011, 03:37:34 PM
I should probably add this to my to-read list... which is quite long right now with "classic" novels I want to read.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: Vadmaus on March 04, 2011, 03:54:11 PM
All Quiet on the Western Front is a book by Erich Maria Remarque
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: One Person on March 06, 2011, 09:03:55 AM
Hey, people. All Quiet in the Front is about a german soldier. So maybe, I might make a fanfiction with Leviathan getting mixed with the plot of the movie. The main character is a Clanker.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: FleaBird6 on March 06, 2011, 03:11:17 PM
Hi! Haven't seen you in a while, glad to see you didn't leave! :D

That sounds like a very good idea! I'd love to read it.  Where would you post it?
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: One Person on March 06, 2011, 04:29:55 PM
Hi! Haven't seen you in a while, glad to see you didn't leave! :D

That sounds like a very good idea! I'd love to read it.  Where would you post it?
It will take a while. Read the Clanker Soldier: Deadly Mist.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on March 07, 2011, 10:37:42 AM
thank you!
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: Sprocket on March 08, 2011, 03:31:12 AM
The movie was too sad for me. I dont think I could read the book without going into a deep Eco-Terroristic depression and begin to protest the war.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on March 08, 2011, 12:01:06 PM
i can read about anything, I just can't watch it in a movie/documentary
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: FleaBird6 on March 08, 2011, 12:03:38 PM
I rarely cry about anything in a movie/documentary/book. I only cry if they go ON and ON about the dispearynessishyness.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on March 08, 2011, 12:04:20 PM
i need to see something in person.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: waxesnostalgic on March 08, 2011, 12:05:00 PM
Aren't they going to make a new movie with Daniel Radcliffe? I heard that somewhere...
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on March 08, 2011, 12:05:55 PM
with Harry Potter? Really? i will always see him as a wizard with a temper problem.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: FleaBird6 on March 08, 2011, 12:07:03 PM
Tempor problem?
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on March 08, 2011, 12:11:55 PM
Harry Potter yells a lot. He keeps his anger bottled up so it comes out on his friends.
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: jessinator11 on March 09, 2011, 08:23:31 AM
he's just an angry person...don't get me wrong Harry Potter is like my all time favorite series, but Harry is just angry..especially in the fifth book
Title: Re: All Quiet on the Western Front
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on March 09, 2011, 12:34:31 PM
yeah the fifth especially... well he had a lot of reason