March 13, 2008


Via Kottke is this PDF listing the 100 best ending lines from novels.

Your mileage may very; mine does. They left out this:

He fell in October, 1918, on a day that was so quiet and still on the whole front, that the army report confined itself to the single sentence: All quiet on the Western Front.

He had fallen forward and lay on the earth as though sleeping. Turning him over one saw that he could not have suffered long; his face had an expression of calm, as though almost glad the end had come.

Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front (1928)

Posted by Steve on March 13, 2008

I read that book in high school, and all of a sudden I want to read it again.

Posted by Alison at March 13, 2008 9:25 PM

That was a great book. If you're into WW I books, I have a bunch to recommend.

Posted by K T Cat at March 14, 2008 6:42 AM
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