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All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front


by Erich Maria Remarque

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this story?


Other than highly vague references to the men trading army bread for sex from semi-hot French women, we get almost no sexual details in this book. The omission of sex talk around a bunch of nineteen-year-olds is noisier than a ton of talk – something seems amiss here. Maybe the violence of the war subsumed sexual discussion other than a few winks scattered about here and there. Maybe Paul was just shy. You decide.

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