Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan
The Heart of Darkness is a slim novel that belies the immense profundity it reveals about human nature. I re-read it after many years and understood again why it left me sober, tearful and broken when the last page was turned. Marlow, the seaman narrator, told the story of his journey into the heart of the African interior and his encounter with the natives and most notably, Kurtz, the ivory agent, a much revered white man. To me, the journey into the heart of darkness is the unraveling of what is inscrutably at the core of human nature.
“Insightful” Review from a Mainstream Reader
Never in all my life has 100 little pages made me contemplate suicide…violent suicide. i had to finish it. i had no choice (yay college!). every page was literally painful.