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The Death Ship

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  • Posted January 9, 2014

    Move aside Joseph Conrad...Worth Reading

    This tale is divided into three sections or booklets. The first provides challenging characterization and setting; the second falls into a comfortable, philosophical story; while the third and shortest is some of the finest writing I've read. It is an emotional rollercoaster ride that leaves the reader exhausted but satisfied. Well written, and interesting still today, 70 years later. Forget Joseph Conrad; the horrors, detail, and description found in Traven are unequalled, and absolutely believable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2007

    required reading for all

    This book is more relevant now than ever as we slide into the morass of red tape and bureaucracy. The Death Ship could have been written this year. This book is not an easy read. It is a gruelling, depressing look at reality. I love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2001

    little believable

    Well,this novel is a good description of social conditions of unherited people and poor workers of 1920 decade. But this said, the protagonist, which speaks in first person, Gerald Gale or ¿Pippip¿ and his mate Stanislav, are unlike to suffer too much even at that hard times¿ at less they were real trouble searchers. Pippip loses his American freighter in the port of Amberes while in company of a madame. From this and after a long and hard pilgrimage by depressed Europe, he must work in the Death Ship ¿the ¿Yorikke¿- the only one that doesn¿t demand passports or another papers because she deserves for firearms smuggle. But Gale and Stanislav behave and think as great philosophers and master several languages: English, Spanish, German ... Also they are superb sailors. For such two men, to obtain false documents I think must have been more easy than embark at these horrible ship. This book I think must be viewed over all as a bitter social critique than an adventures book.

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