I was really surprised that at the beginning of this book I found myself laughing out loud at a lot of the dialog and very direct statements made in the book. Coming from such as sad story as All Quiet, this was refreshing.
I really like how we are seeing a new side of the war that is horrifying in its own ways. The insaneness of Mrs. Bitch reminds me of Himmelstoss and how his demands were intense too. I can’t for the life of me understand why Mrs. Bitch is so jaded and non-understanding. Simple explanations that are easily proven true are disregarded for what she believes as true. Her opinions are fact. I can’t say I’ve never met anyone like that though. Unwilling to listen to anyone and thinking that their word is law. All main characters also have a big grudge against both of them and fantasize about hurting/killing them. After reading about everything Mrs. Bitch is doing I can honestly relate. I never realized just how much the women in this field suffered, my focus was always on the men at the front and how the war was for them. War effects everyone and in all kinds of different and messed up ways. I suppose I just forgot that while learning about war. Which is a shame because while the men went through hell that doesn’t mean that they were the only ones to go through hell at this point.