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"You haven't read Johnny Got His Gun" Topic


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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian09 Nov 2018 10:57 a.m. PST

You were asked – TMP link – if you've read Dalton Trumbo's anti-war novel.

52% said no
16% said yes
16% said never heard of it

Pan Marek09 Nov 2018 11:25 a.m. PST

Truly sad results.

Tom Molon Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2018 12:46 p.m. PST

Seen the movie. Wouldn't recommend you see it on a full stomach – it'll take your appetite away pretty quickly. Very well done job for what it was trying to do.

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2018 3:34 p.m. PST

Just saw a live performance of it last night. Very moving.

khanscom09 Nov 2018 6:10 p.m. PST

Saw the movie-- never read the book; ditto the appreciation of darthfozzywig.

Legion 410 Nov 2018 7:25 a.m. PST

Saw the movie years ago … never read the book …

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2018 1:50 p.m. PST

There seemed to be no space for "read it, but wish I never had--or any other piece of Dalton Trumbo propaganda, either."

Fitzovich18 Nov 2018 5:05 p.m. PST

I read the book in High School decades ago. It was as it should be a tough read of a tough subject.

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