Just finished reading this book for the third time.
In both novels, the narrator forms an unlikely friendship, which will temper his misanthropy and which will lead to his physical salvation.
The characters are so completely real and convincing thanks to Traven's ability to bring them to life in great detail.
There are quite a few things going in favor of this novel: it's funny, it doesn't romanticize the life of a high-seas sailor, it has a playfully Kafkaesque view of governments and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dan Harlow
One of Traven's best, perhaps THE best. I discovered the novel while in my 20's and have never forgotten it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by B Flat
Though I'd seen the movie version of Treasure of the Sierra Madre, this is the first Traven book I've read, almost by accident. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Marv Fox
After reading The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Death Ship by B. Traven I have concluded that I must read all of his books.Published 16 months ago by David MCElroy
Great novel! I must now list this as one of my top-5 favorites. If you're looking for an 'edge of the seat' thriller, then this might not be for you, but it is more than worth at... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Stephen Putman
The Death Ship tells the story of a young American sailor, who through a simply mistake ends up stranded in Europe without any form of ID. Read morePublished on May 22, 2010 by S. Packard
The person that chose this book for our book club meeting didn't show up for this book. I'm guessing he didn't want to show his face after this horribe pick. Read morePublished on February 8, 2010 by M. C. Lowe
... as acted by Humphrey Bogart, in a hypothetical film based on the 1926 novel The Death Ship, written in buffo German by Ludwig von Mises and translated into bobo English by... Read morePublished on June 16, 2009 by Giordano Bruno
... as acted by Humphrey Bogart, in a hypothetical film based on the 1926 novel The Death Ship, written in buffo German by Ludwig von Mises and translated into bobo English by... Read morePublished on June 15, 2009 by Giordano Bruno