Title: Heart of Darkness
Author: Joseph Conrad
Date Published: First Published in 1899
Genre: Classic Literature
Page Count: 200 pages
Challenge: Forgotten Treasures Challenge
The story is about a sailor, Marlow, who took a trip down the Congo. On his journey he discovers that the company that he works for is using the natives as slaves in some areas, and are leaving them to die in the wooded areas around the work site. As he travels, he continually hears the name of Mr. Kurtz and becomes intrigued. So they set out to find him, and when they do, it is not at all what they expect.
I really wanted to like this. I get what Conrad was trying to do, but I just did not like this. I did not like the way it was written, at all. When things were actually happening, I found that easier to get through, but there were portions where he was just talking about going down the river, or his journey, and it was just rough to read.
Overall, I really did not enjoy this book. But, because its a classic, I'll give it a 2 out of 5.
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