“Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad
I admit to not having read this one in high school, but after seeing King Kong and being reminded of it yet again in another work of fiction, I finally gave it a read. In case you didn’t know, “Apocolypse Now” the movie, was based on this literary classic.
All I can say is – what a let down. Perhaps I should have read the hundreds of pages of praise that wrap this short story. But I found it a racists (albiet a product of it’s time) and not very dramatic tale. Skip this novel and go rent the Francis Coppola movie.