Ship of Fools
ISBN 13: 9780786108640
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
Publication Date: 1995
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"[This book]...has that sort of existential maturity of outlook and conclusion on life and relationships requisite to so-called serious fiction, it does not lapse too often into sentimentality, avoids seeming foolishly romantic; it is even, one might say, cynical...This, however, is not enough; it has been done before, so what is the point? It could be a good, entertaining movie; but it is not a good book, almost for that reason."
Terry Southern, Nation, 11/17/1962Review:
"How does the author sustain the interest through five hundred pages dominated by a group of Germans, pedantic, sentimental, prejudiced, and cruel, who are going to stamp their feet and shout themselves hoarse for Hitler in a year's time? Because this vivid, beautifully written story is bathed in intelligence and humor. Because Miss Poerter can make her reader feel how easy it would be for anyone to turn into, even the most repellent of these incipient Nazis, how simply the most monstrous things can grow out of fear...Miss Porter supplies a passenger list to which it is necessary to make frequent references in reading her early chapters. But, as in the case of the big Victorian novels, the effort involved in meeting the characters pays off in the richness of illusion created."
Louis Auchincloss, New York Herald Tribune Book Review, 4/1/1962
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