Books: Remarquable

WAR—Ludwig Renn—Dodd, Mead ($2.50).

To Author Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front (TIME, June 17) so similar is Author Renn's War that comparisons of the two will be inevitable.

Author Renn begins with the 1914 advance through Belgium. "We" cross rivers, take towns, shoot rifles. Deep in France, shells displace bullets and flying shrapnel forces "us" to dig into the earth. Bang! rat-a-tat! whack! bang! "My" friend crawls under sheet. Showers of sparks on the ground, then Crash!—a dark brown cloud over the front...

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