Heart of Darkness (1899), Joseph Conrad

300px-Blackwood's_Magazine_-_1899_coverAbout halfway through Heart of Darkness there is a jump in the narrative that made me feel as if I had missed something. After placing Marlow in Africa, on a steamer heading up the Congo, and giving him a growing obsession with Kurtz, we finally approach the Far Station – and then suddenly Kurtz is on the steamer and they are all heading back to the coast.

An anti-capitalistic story, what horrors are done in the name of money.

Rather that being too long, this novel feels too short.


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