Thursday, February 10, 2011

johnny got his gun!


Joe Bonham, a young
soldier serving in World
War I, awakens in a
hospital bed after being
caught in the blast of an
exploding artillery shell.
He gradually realizes
that he has lost his arms,
legs, and all of his face
(including his eyes, ears,
teeth, and tongue), but
that his mind functions
perfectly, leaving him a
prisoner in his own body.
He has been reduced to
an armless, legless man
who is blind, deaf, and
mute. He does not know
if he is alive or awake
because of his unique
Joe attempts suicide by
suffocation but had been
given a tracheotomy
which he can neither
remove nor control. He
successfully attempts to
communicate with his
doctors by banging his
head on his pillow in
Morse code. At first Joe
wishes to die, but later
decides that he desires
to be placed in a glass
box and toured around
the country in order to
show others the true
horrors of war. Neither
desire is granted,
however, and it is
implied that he will live
the rest of his natural
life in his condition.
As Joe drifts between
reality and fantasy, he
remembers his old life
with his family and
girlfriend, and reflects
upon the myths and
realities of war. He also
forms a bond, of sorts,
with a young nurse who
senses his plight..

And this is a song about joe bonham written by Metallica..

I can't remember
Can't tell if this is true or
Deep down inside I feel
the scream
This terrible silence stops
it there
Now that the war is
through with me
I'm waking up, I cannot
That there's not much
left of me
Nothing is real but pain
Hold my breath as I wish
for death
Oh please god, help me
Back in the womb it's
much too real
In pumps life that I must
But can't look forward to
Look to the time when
I'll live
Fed through the tube
that sticks in me
Just like a wartime
Tied to machines that
make me be
Cut this life off from me
Hold my breath as I wish
for death
Oh please god, wake me
Now the world is gone
I'm just one
Oh god, help me
Hold my breath as I wish
for death
Oh please god, help me
Darkness imprisoning me
All that I see
Absolute horror
I cannot live
I cannot die
Trapped in myself
Body my holding cell
Landmines has taken my
Taken my speech
Taken my hearing
Taken my arms
Taken my legs
Taken my soul
Left me with life in hell...

Hurm.. Mana nak cari novel johnny got his gun ni? Ada sesapa pernah jumpa?

Ada suara berbisik..

'Baca dan fahami isi Al- Quran lg baik...'

6 whooperz:

eiffel said...

novel ni cam familiar jer.kt popular xjumpa ke?mph?

lol~ ayt last xley blah...

Fida Ghazi said...

cerita betul ye whoopz?

kesiannya... kalau betul.

Whoopz said...

ei : x tau ar.. Jarang2 sgt gwa r0und2 mph tu.. Kalau ko jumpa ko beli ar.. Post kat aku.. Heheh

fida : x tau ar novel tu base 0n true st0ry ke x.. Nanti gwa try g0ogle lg..

marina anakcikbob said...

gua kalo baca buku tebal2 bahsa inggeris ni, gua baca Goosebumps je. hahahhaa.. err, carikan sekali P.S I Love U boleh?

HEROICzero said...

peh. sumpah tragik gila. hidup tapi mati. sigh~

. :addin_syah: . said...


awak pun cari buku ni?
saya pun tengah cari. =]
kalau awak dah dapat cari, bagi tau saya tau. =]
btw, ada ke buku ni kat mph ?
buku ni publish tahun bila?