Tuesday, 26 July 2016

The Heart of Darkness - Book Club / Review


You may remember that I used to do more regular book reviews / book club style of posts and videos on YouTube, but it's been ages!  And now I'm finally getting around to doing this one focused on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. 
Before I get into the review, of course this is going to contain spoilers! 

As a background to reading the book I was aware of how important this book is in political studies, African Studies and post-colonialism, which was one of the reasons I was so keen to read it.  However I was really quite disappointed in it!  

I love classics and post-colonialism is really important in my field of study and I expected it to be an enjoyable read, but it really wasn't.  I see the importance in it and see that value, but it wasn't fun to read!  It's short but it took me ages, and I just generally struggled with it!  

Sorry for the super short review but I don't really have much more to say about it- certainly nothing new.  The Heart of Darkness is a vastly studied book and I can't really shed any new light on it! 

But if you want to hear me rattle on about it for a little longer, please feel free to check out my video review below!  


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  1. Aw it's a shame you didn't enjoy it, especially if it's such an important book too!

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