Heart of Darkness

I've said it before, and I'm sure I'll say it again, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad is my favorite book.

It is told as a story within a story by a man named Charles Marlow who follows the Congo River to the heart of the Congo to find Mr. Kurtz, who has become corrupt in his position in the ivory company. Forcing the natives to worship him, Mr. Kurtz has become an evil madman. It explores issues like greed, corruption of power, the capacity for human evil and goodness.

Peace, Aimee


  1. That's a tough book to get through.

    Look forward to your challenge run…
    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

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  2. That's a great one.

    "That's a tough book to get through."

    But it's short!

  3. It's both tough to get through and short. Short, dense, and sweet. But not very sweet; gruesome but sweet.