It was a bit jumpy so for that it would get a 2, but still he used poems and the way the novel was done, well it gets a 3 for that. Impressed I was not, but it was still a very good WWI graphic novel. It showed the horror in its truth.
I liked the way it portrayed war. The horrible thing is not men killing the enemy. It’s war after all. Yes it is unimaginable why it is being done, but that is the way it always have been. The horrible thing here is killing your own.
There was the man who did not understand French and was sentenced to death for not following an order. It was the man when the war started who did not stand up and praise France and was beaten to death. It was the Jewish man sent out to take down a corpse, a task everyone knew would kill him. The men who tried to take a trench, but had to turn back, and then was shelled by their own for being cowards. It was the women and children being used as human shields and was killed because the enemy was behind them. It was the man who did not ran fast enough and was killed by their own for it. That is the horrible fact of war.
“I’m back. I got lost. In which trench, and for how much longer, the mud, the cold, the rats, the fear and the lice?