I am finally finished with this novel, Im Westen Nichts Neues. Had a predictable sad ending with the protagonist, having almost made it through the war while the rest of his group of 7 classmates did not, finally is killed one month shy of the armistice. The final total for words added from this novel is 1375, thus contributing more than 10% of the words I have learned or partially learned through Anki. I am about 1/3 of the way through on a rereading. So I am ready to start on Tannöd. I have also ordered another novel, Die Entdeckung der Langsamkeit.