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Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter

Ship of Fools - Katherine Anne Porter

It's a long book, and some of the philosophical bits are a bit tedious to get through, but I still liked it, for what it was.There were a lot of characters to keep track of throughout, but it did feel like you were in each of their heads as the perspective switched. The writing would shift so well, portraying each person's thoughts and feelings, so I felt like their true character came through.I did feel like the story petered out a little, especially towards the end, with regards to the gala, but it also felt true to what such a long voyage would be like.