Thursday, January 12, 2012
Week 64: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
Dalton Trumbo is either a genius or the most massively disturbed author I've ever read.
His account of a soldier who has literally been torn to bits was terrifying, humbling, and in some instances, astoundingly beautiful. Throughout it, I thought my heart would break. There's not much more I can say about this book, except if you haven't read it, you should. I'm sure that there was a political uproar when this book was published. I'm glad I wasn't around to listen to that one.
Thanks, G, for the recommendation.