Heart of Darkness

“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.

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