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Joseph Conrad uses many obscure words to write his story in great detail.
It's very dense, and though the language and writing has depth, the story itself is difficult to follow, and I'm not sure what the point of it ended up being.
The book is set in the late 19th century, as the Europeans were stepping up their pillage of Africa.
Early in Joseph Conrad's novella Heart of Darkness, its protagonist and narrator, Marlow, muses on the conquests of the ancient Romans and compares their worth to the colonial... Read morePublished 5 hours ago by not a natural
A bizarre story , twists and turns, somewhat difficult to read but still I'm glad I read it.Published 22 hours ago by David A. Blackadar
Nothing to complain about. Ordered it new and it came free of bending/folding.Published 1 day ago by Steven Ho
So I'm late to the game on reading this book. Apocalypse Now is one of my favorite movies and I wanted to read the book that inspired the movie. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Anne F
It is well written. The idea of a storyteller in the story is not unique but very effective. We could ponder over the word darkness for quite some time. Read morePublished 4 days ago by bernie
Although I can understand the literary importance of this novel, I believe I spoiled my experience by reading "King Leopold's Ghost" first. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Kaitlin McGrath
I liked the story, especially when juxtaposed against Apocalypse Now (which a reader should not expect a whole lot of overlap from). Read morePublished 9 days ago by TR Patmore