- Publisher: Amereon Ltd; Reprint ed. edition (June 1 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0848811291
- ISBN-13: 978-0848811297
- Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 3.2 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 816 g
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,646,586 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Ship of Fools Hardcover – Jun 1 1994
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About the Author
Eleanor H. Porter (1868 1920) wrote a number of bestselling books, including Just David, The Road to Understanding, Oh, Money! Money! Dawn, and Mary-Marie.
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Porter's cast of characters are primarily German, but a handful of Spanish, Mexican, Swiss, and American characters give the novel an international perspective. Whatever their individual backgrounds, the characters tend to adopt reactionary postures toward and make assumptions about their fellow travelers based on both class and nationality; consequently, they tend to regard each other in a stereotypical light--but even as they fail to understand the truths behind the stereotypes, Porter highlights their lack of comprehension in a frequently comic but extremely disconcerting manner, thus demonstrating that her characters are at sea in more ways than one.
There is obviously a certain symbolism to the novel, but Porter does not belabor it, and we are free to decide if we wish to read for pure pleasure or for deeper meanings. Fortunately, there is an abundance of both. Still, this not a novel to read quickly or casually. It requires time to develop clearly in the mind, so readers are advised to approach it with ample time in which to enjoy this superior work.
Armed with only her stun gun and the inmates psyche profiles, the captain is forced to become their fantasies in order to lull them into a sense of security until she can stun them into submission.
This comic book is painted rather than drawn and better quality than many other books of this nature. The story line is basically a vehicle to move from depraved scene to depraved scene and is obviously translated.
The content is even more obscene than Kevin Taylor's Girl. There are scenes of torture, rape and violence throughout the book. This book is not for the faint hearted. However, if you are turned on by extreme pornography, I have not found another artist who delivers more hard core images.
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