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Not Great but still Good
on 30 May 2012
In my opinion this story suffers in comparison to more celebrated Conrad works as much of the dark manic verbosity is somewhat lacking.It still has its moments though and sometimes its a relief not to have struggle with a two page description of a characters tortured conscience that gets so involved you loose the context of the situation,and in that respect its an easier read, but overall it lacks richness in comparison.
As I skipped the voluminous introduction and preface I've still no idea how the title relates to the story and as one last gripe, the notes are not numbered in the text only marked with an asterisk which makes keeping track of them more than tedious for the value information they offer.