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The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
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Nov 11, 14

bookshelves: classics
Read in February, 2011

Conrad is an absolutely genius. His novella, Heart of Darkness, had long been a favourite of mine, but the texture, plot, and characterization of this book is just completely different. The language is so dense and the characters are intricately woven. What Conrad does best, however, is to so masterfully craft his plot such that the unfolding events provoke the most visceral response from the reader. My jaw was literally agape during some of the latter parts of the book. What a book!
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