Sunday, July 13, 2014

Heart of Darkness

I can't say much about this that hasn't been said in a million high school book reviews over the years, but it was a weird read. Not much happens, the characters are all unlikable, and there's all kinds of unreliable narrating going on, but the main thing going for Conrad's Heart of Darkness is the ethereal, lyrical prose that creates a sense of dreamy otherworldiness. For such a short book, it took an awfully long time to read, due to the density of language it uses.

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