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Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Young Lions. Oct 19, Jeffrey Keeten rated it really liked it Shelves: ww2. This time it is an assault of the animal world upon the house of the human being.
We made a cemetery a thousand miles long and a thousand miles wide. Men, women, children, Poles, Russians, Jews, it made no difference.
It could not be compared to any human action. It could be compared to a weasel in a henhouse. It was as though we felt that if we left anything alive in the East, it would one day bear witness against us and condemn us. And, now, we have made the final mistake. We are losing the war. James Jones All four were blockbuster bestsellers and were sold to Hollywood to make movies. The desire by the public for those weighty World War Two books was nearly insatiable.
I have had the pleasure to read three of the four of these books. The Caine Mutiny I read and reviewed this year and was surprised at how much I liked it. The Naked and the Dead I read fifteen years ago and remember it being clunky with brief blips of brilliance. From Here to Eternity I have not read, but for those of you that have been following my reading progress long enough you can probably guess I will be reading it.
Cheever had attempted to have a Hollywood career with very disappointing results especially early on, but Shaw on the other hand embraced Hollywood and was hauling wheelbarrows full of cash out of Hollywood a situation that Cheever could only dream about.
Shaw had the flashy clothes, the sporty cars, and the girls pretty enough to be mistaken for starlets. A young man he convinced to abandon the novel he was working on and start working on From Here to Eternity. Unfortunately Perkins died in so his editing genius did not come into play on From Here to Eternity. Some might even say they are classics. From some of the commentary I have read those who know better than me feel that Shaw excelled at the short form of writing.
Plus there is the added irritation of everyone saying great story in the New Yorker , but when are you going to write a novel? Irwin Shaw had everything he needed to write the Great American Novel. He shot photography during the war which provided a wonderful source of material.
He developed three wonderful characters with different backgrounds which allowed Shaw to explore all aspects of human nature and cultural divides. He wrote these sparkling, witty conversations and showed an understanding of psychology and desire. Most important of all he had THE WAR to provide the epic backdrop to display the human pageantry at its best and worst. He wrote a great novel. A novel that needed a trim The scope of what he took on in this novel is simply astounding.
I can only imagine the wrestling matches he had with his own brain to keep the faith and keep banging away at the keys. I can only speculate as to the copious amounts of alcohol that was required to keep him feeding more pages into the maw of the tiger.
As I mentioned earlier there are three fascinating characters that Shaw created to build his plots around. The first was Noah Ackerman, a newlywed, who at first is classified 4F because of scars on his lungs, but as the war goes on he is reclassified. The scars on his lungs have miraculously disappeared as the Army finds itself in need of more and more bodies. He feels he has a bigger stake in the war because he is Jewish.
After meeting and marrying his darling Hope his desire to go to war has been greatly reduced, but once he is at basic training he is determined to show everyone that Jews are worthy to be in this fight. He is disappointed to discover that the majority of the men he is training with are anti-semitic and feel that Jews are the reason they have been drafted.
Montgomery Clift as Noah Ackerman in the movie version One exception is Michael Whiteacre a producer of plays who turned down all offers from the people he is connected with to land a cushy commission.
He is determined to go into the army as a buck private. As one friend said to him. The glamorous life he took for granted: drinking gin martinis, squiring a bevy of beauties from one hotspot to the next, and engaging in shallow, but entertaining conversations with writers does not translate to the Army. The skills he had in civilian life that made him comfortably wealthy are of little value to the military.
He swallows his pride and makes a call to a friend who pulls some strings and gets him attached to a group providing entertainment to the troops overseas. Dean Martin as Michael Whiteacre in the movie version. When Michael Whiteacre comes before the draft board, consisting of pinched, gray faced old men it reminded me of a guy I used to work for named Norm. Usually I planted trees or mixed up planting soil or unpacked boxes of plants.
With his greenhouse he also had a flea market and ever so often there would be a crate of books that Norm had bought usually with a whole load of other crap. He always allowed me to take whatever books I wanted. He also paid me a pittance that at least could keep gas in my Pontiac LeMans.
One day Norm was out helping me dig irrigation channels and said out of the blue that he used to own a grocery store. He was called into the draft board for Korea which was surprising since he was on the high end of the age requirements.
Chairing the draft board was his competitor who we will just call Greedy Bastard. Now GB owned the only other grocery store in the county and after he sent Norm in the army to dig missile silos in South Dakota he doubled the size of his store. Norm had to close his store and move his mother, who he supported, in with one of his siblings.
It took years and years for him to scrape together enough money to finally open the greenhouse. The third character is Christian Diestl, a German soldier who was a ski instructor before the war. He comes under the influence of a Lieutenant Hardenberg.
A man he despises, but begins to admire. Hardenberg is always sharing his version of soldier wisdom. It is sentimental to pretend that horror is not the tool of the soldier, just as the hammer is the tool of the carpenter. We live off death and the threat of death and we must take it calmly and use it well Eventually I came to enjoy killing, as a pianist enjoys the Czerny which keeps his fingers limber for the Beethoven. When Christian gets leave to go to Berlin, Hardenberg sends him with a gift to give his wife.
When Christian meets Gretchen Hardenberg he becomes obsessed with her. He wanted to devour her and all her thoughts, possessions, vices, desires.
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A great novel I “stole” from my parents library at the end of the 50th. In fact, I was not allowed to watch with them the film in which Marlon Brando succeeded as an actor. Frank Capra, his peers in Hollywood and at Life magazine did their job very well. Is the book perfect? Of course not. Shaw wrote plays and short stories. There were times when I felt like I was reading a movie script or a play from the late thirties with too much time in the character’s heads and their observations and musings drag on.
The combat sequences have a strangely detached feeling to them and lack the blood and grit that we have come to associate with fictional combat accounts in recent decades. Though it’s my understanding that veterans often have that detached air when recounting combat.
Perhaps it’s a way of coping. Female characters are supporting characters at best. At the beginning of the book we follow one of the female characters, but after the first chapter that same character only returns for a couple more chapters and she never takes front stage again. Several of the female characters are also portrayed as being unfaithful wives, sluts and opportunistic bitches.
One has to wonder if this was how Shaw saw women in general or if it was a reflection of how the men in uniform felt about women during World War II. Yet ,despite these faults, The Young Lions is a powerful work of fiction.
Coming so soon after the war’s end it lacks the slickness and self-confidence that would later settle upon that decade – at least from the American perspective. The warts and blemishes of that time are visible which makes The Young Lions an invaluable primary source for anyone who is trying to understand how that generation felt at the time the war was happening, not forty years later. One last thing before wrapping up this review. For those who have seen the movie adaptation with Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin and Marlon Brando be prepared for a much grimmer atmosphere than that of the movie.
Things often don’t work out for the best there is that lack of American idealism that we associate with WWII and had already taken hold just thirteen years later and the ending is much darker.
This is not a happy story, but then approximately fifty-five million people died in World War II. Hardly the stuff of happy endings. People smiled at each other broadly, skiers and natives alike, in their brilliant clothes, as they passed each other on the snow-draped streets, and there were wreaths on the windows and doors of the white and brown houses because this was the eve of the new and hopeful year of Noah Ackerman, a young Jewish American, is living in California.
He is feeling lonely and disconnected when he meets and falls in love with Hope Plowman. He enters the Army and faces anti-Semitism in his own ranks. He is deployed to England before being sent into battle. He is determined to enter the Army as a private but is soon disillusioned, so he pulls strings to get assigned to non-combat duty.
Published in , this book is historical fiction at its finest. It is written in realistic fashion. It is a beautifully crafted novel. It is told in chronological order alternating among the three protagonists. The characters are deeply defined, and the reader senses that their stories will eventually converge. The narrative focuses on the personal lives and military experiences of the soldiers.
It does not attempt to address the military strategies or leadership decisions. It is a sweeping epic of a literary work that examines the moral quandaries presented by war. At pages of dense writing, it requires a significant time commitment, but I found it well worth the effort. View all 6 comments.
I’ve only got a couple things to say about this much-reviewed classic WWII novel: that a more polished writing and some editorial cuts would’ve avoided the loss of one star, and that a better ending the loss of another. The latter was perhaps the one factor that contributed most to my disappointment in this story. I never watched the film, nor had I read any reviews past some comments recommending it and blurbs, so when I found myself hooked and extremely interested while reading the first chapt I’ve only got a couple things to say about this much-reviewed classic WWII novel: that a more polished writing and some editorial cuts would’ve avoided the loss of one star, and that a better ending the loss of another.
I never watched the film, nor had I read any reviews past some comments recommending it and blurbs, so when I found myself hooked and extremely interested while reading the first chapter to decide whether to borrow the book or not, it was entirely the novel’s merit.
No expectations, no other opinions ringing in the back of my head. The first chapter told me it was worth it to invest my time in this brick, and although I did notice some decline as the plot unrolled, I still was hoping the ending would be more satisfying. Instead, it only does justice to one of the three main arcs Michael , whilst the other two Noah, Christian get a closure that rings unfairly hollow in my opinion, especially for the ex-ski instructor. But then, I might be about the only one whose favourite was Christian Diestl, and that had nothing to do with Marlon Brando looking all hot in a tailor-cut Wehrmacht uniform.
Ahem, well, it was still a good ride and I’m handing over my 3. Feb 15, Bettie rated it really liked it Shelves: war , published , film-only , wwii , nazi-related , underratings , germany , winter View all 16 comments. Jul 15, Megan rated it liked it. Irwin Shaw’s “The Young Lions” was exhausting to read, but at the same time very fulfilling. This was actually the third time I picked up the book, and I intended to read it the entire way through.
I find that all too often novels that take place in WWII gloss over the experiences of the soldiers in light of having perhaps a bit more romance, or a bit more action. While we are afforded those things, Irwin Shaw’s “The Young Lions” was exhausting to read, but at the same time very fulfilling. While we are afforded those things, “The Young Lions” takes it to another level.
With this book, you really get into the heads of the three soldiers, and get to see an unromanticized outlook on what in many books is romanticized to the point of nausea. That being said, Shaw’s style of writing is extremely verbose, and the prose not the least bit beautiful.
I admire his writing style to a degree, but at times the book seemed like a very daunting read. And while every time I picked it up, I was excited to see what would happen next, there were a lot of moments when I just wished that I could be done with it. There are also many moments when the prose is very graphic; I am not squeamish in this regard, but I would caution those who might be.
I would recommend this novel to those who feel that they can commit to it. The book, as stated, is lengthy, but is probably one of the most delightful books I have read taking place during WWII in quite some time. View 1 comment. Jul 26, Maui Island rated it it was amazing. I think it is the latter. There is no underlying plot and there is no attempt to tell the history of the war. It is the story of three soldiers and scores of other participants in this war; the human and inhumane face of the war.
The book was written in , before the reviews, reflections and revisions could alter the impressions of the war o Is this A book about World War 2 or is it THE book about World War 2? The book was written in , before the reviews, reflections and revisions could alter the impressions of the war on its participants.
I think it is an “important” book, but more relevant than that, it is a very, very good book. Feb 27, Joe rated it it was amazing. I saw the movie a very long time ago, and was fascinated by it.
The book has been in the house for a long time and I often gave thoughts to reading it. Some six months ago, a time when there was nothing new and significant, I thought this could be the time. I started it, read about pages and then escaped into something newer. I did come back-often as I was intrigued with the characters and their differences and of course the war. Shaw was a great writer and used the language beautifully.
There are so many moments in each of he characters lives that are significant and beautiful. The persistence and determination of Ackerman to fight 10 bullies is amazing. The uncertainty and ambivalence of Christian, the German soldier is somewhat shocking. The emergence of Michael, a man committed to nothing or no one is enlightening. This is a novel well worth reading. I’m glad I finished it. I mourn the loss of Shaw and so many like him who left so much for all of us Nov 05, Bob Mayer rated it really liked it.
One of the classic novels of World War II. Shaw served in the European Campaign so he writes with authority as he follows three characters from the start of the war through it. Particularly interesting is his take on Diestl, the German soldier. Sep 08, Ricardo rated it it was amazing. Human nature at its best.
An epic tale, an epic emotional journey for the characters and especially for us the readers! Using WWII as a backdrop, Shaw presents us with conflicting emotions, human flaws and virtues, and above all he exposes the reality of human behaviour. I simply loved this book. Don’t read it Mar 24, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: read , film-only , hf-world-war-ii. Excellent movie with great actors such as Marlon Brando, a German officers who dislikes the war, Montgomery Clift, the Jewish-American soldier who has to deal with the antisemitism and Dean Martin, who from playboy becomes a hero.
View all 7 comments. For me it was a great read. I feel it is more drama than war book The soul of the book is the characters. Not the strum and drank of battle. I rated it s 4 because I feel Shaw spend more time with the internal dialogue of his characters then is sought by many “modern” readers.
Dulce et decorum est… As draws to a close, we are introduced to three young men, very different in terms of social background and beliefs, whom we will follow through to the end of the war in Europe in Christian is German, drawn to the Nazis because they have restored a sense of pride to Germany following the defeat of WW1.
He passively accepts the anti-Semitism at the heart of the regime as something that simply is. Noel is an American Jew, who is left alone when his father, his only Dulce et decorum est… As draws to a close, we are introduced to three young men, very different in terms of social background and beliefs, whom we will follow through to the end of the war in Europe in Noel is an American Jew, who is left alone when his father, his only relative in the US, dies.
He has heard something of what is happening to the Jews in Europe and is concerned, but he is also falling in love with Hope and that takes up most of his emotions. The book starts slowly, taking time to ensure we know these three men as they are before war has become a reality for them, so that we see throughout how their experiences gradually change them. He manages to be very even-handed, which surprised me in a book first published in , so soon after the war ended.
But Christian is shown sympathetically at first as a patriotic German rather than a Nazi zealot, as of course most Germans were. And the Americans are shown warts and all, with a good deal of criticism for the army and the way the war was run. Christian is in the war from the beginning in , whereas the Americans only came in after Pearl Harbor and even then it was a long time before they set foot in Europe, so for Noah and Michael most of their war is spent in relative safety, and by the time they are facing action in France it is against a force that is already beaten but not yet ready to admit it.
So although they all face danger Christian is the one who experiences most and we see him gradually coarsened by what he witnesses, still patriotic, but losing his moral integrity as he comes to behave in ways he could never have imagined when he started out so full of pride. Michael and Noah, on the other hand, grow from their experiences and although they become hardened to an extent, they are on the winning side, and Shaw shows how different that is.
As the German forces fall apart and Christian faces the shame and despair of going home defeated, the Americans develop the camaraderie of men fighting for good against evil, confident of victory and a glorious homecoming, if only they can survive. But Shaw shows that there were atrocities on the Allied side too, not to the same degree, of course, but it gives the message that the potential is there just as much in America or Britain or France for evil to thrive as in Germany, if the circumstances arise.
There are many horrors, as is to be expected — deaths, injuries, atrocities, betrayals, despair — but portrayed with authenticity and without gratuitousness, and there is humour and friendship along the way which prevents the tone from becoming too unrelievedly bleak. There is a wonderful scene in London of a theatre company relentlessly continuing with their opening night performance of Hamlet as the air raid sirens wail and bombs explode outside.
Shaw was an American Jew himself, and sadly this makes it all feel even more authentic. The Holocaust may have been exclusive to the Nazis, but again Shaw gets home the message that anti-Semitism is pretty much universal.
A truly wonderful book, harrowing, thought-provoking, emotional and beautifully written, this one gets my highest recommendation.
May 04, Susan Liston rated it it was ok Shelves: own-it , readfiction , ww2-fiction. I thought I was going to really like this, it started out very well. But, as I realize from the other two Shaw books I’ve read, I don’t end up feeling much for his characters for some reason.
He does not write women well, in this one particularly the female characters are just awful, either dull nice-girls or rapacious sluts.
I realize that war is unpleasant, and I expect when reading a war novel to be disturbed, but the gore level here was often unreadable for me.
Jul 16, Ryan rated it really liked it Shelves: favorites.
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