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The Death Ship by B. Traven
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it was amazing
bookshelves: literature, politics
Recommended for: people considering borders

This was the 1st Traven bk I read. He's most known for "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" wch was made into a film by John Houston starring Humphrey Bogart. "The Death Ship" starts out humorously enuf as a comedy-of-errors: sailor gets separated from ship, doesn't have papers, etc. However, the real content of the bk is a critique of a world full of borders & capitalist corruption. There aren't any spoilers in this little review. I'll just say that the situation goes from bad to worse until the comedy has turned into clear-cut tragedy. Traven's one of the best political novelists I've ever read.
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March 7, 2008 – Shelved
March 7, 2008 – Shelved as: literature
March 7, 2008 – Shelved as: politics

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