I am finally back with another review. I did not realize it had been so long. Almost 20 days! I really enjoyed Johnny Got His Gun. It is about Joe Bonham, a soldier during World War I. He wakes up to find himself in a hospital bed where the rest of his life will be spent. Needless to say, the novel is on the depressing side. There were times that I felt like I could not bear to read more. Maybe that is why it took me so long to finish the book. However, Trumbo would have had a hard time getting his anti-war message across if the novel was not depressing.
So, if you are interested in reading this book, get ready for some sad stuff.
Also, I’m interested in knowing your opinions for the following questions, so I would really appreciate it if you could answer them. If I get enough replies, I’d like to start a discussion for my next post that hopefully will not be the last. 😉
1) What is your opinion of war?
2) What is the most depressing book you have read? If possible, without spoiling the book, what made it so sad?