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Ludwig is able to find humor through all this and although there is little plot, there is a great story-line.
True: this book is not about great historical figures, nor does it contain great adventures, mysteries or surprises -- common lures for today's readers.
One of the strongest point of this work is its humor and lively but bizzare characters as well as his skill to let characters develop themselves.
This is the third of three novels Remarque wrote that relate to World War I: "All Quiet on the Western Front," his most famous novel; "The Road Back," and then,... Read morePublished 4 months ago by John O. Meekins
Great novel about an important period. Remarque is one of the best.Published 5 months ago by William Allan McCrimmon
Gripping! I first read it 40 years ago. Should be compulsory reading for all those Central Bankers printing money and trying to increase inflation.Published 6 months ago by Karel Vlok
They just don't write them like that any more. Remarque was a genius. My favourite author, without any doubt. I have laughed so hard and so often that my belly still hurts. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Goran Visic
This is a classic that had been around forever along with several of his other books. I believe it is also one of this best.Published 15 months ago by James Conners
I think this is one of the finest comedic novels ever written; I had read it years ago and thought it wonderul and now, as part of my study of Germany between the world wars, I... Read morePublished 20 months ago by N. Gary
The primary theme of the book is Ludwig's frequent visits to his friends in the insane asylum which are well coupled with the insanity going on in the rest of the country, as... Read morePublished on January 27, 2013 by Daniel W. Forshee
I read this book years ago and LOVED it. I am about to read it again.I am huge Remarque fan and this one is my favourite.