Book Review: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad


Title: Heart of Darkness

By: Joseph Conrad

Genre: Historical Fiction

Pages: 72

Release Date: 1899

Publisher: Dover Publications

Rating: ★★★★☆


Summary from Goodreads:

Dark allegory describes the narrator's journey up the Congo River and his meeting with, and fascination by, Mr. Kurtz, a mysterious personage who dominates the unruly inhabitants of the region. Masterly blend of adventure, character development, psychological penetration. Considered by many Conrad's finest, most enigmatic story.


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This is one of those books you really have to take your time with just to understand all the intricate nuances and comparisons within the text.

I originally picked up this book as a part of my Gilmore Girls reading challenge. It wasn't something that I would normally read and probably won't ever read something like this again, but It really made me think. I feel a little lost for words, as it was a dark and controversial tale, but one that screams to be heard.

A must read for anyone that wants a philosophical think.

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