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Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad
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I felt compelled to rate a classic higher than a three, but to be honest, HoD is just so damn dense my brain kept shutting off. I was hoping it'd be like rereading 1984 or Lord of Flies, a book that was wasted on me in high school but that turned out to be amazing as an adult. But I'm afraid it mostly just made me sleepy. However, some of Conrad's descriptions and turns of phrase are absolutely breathtaking. Everyone should read it, but I have to say, it still felt like homework even fifteen years later.
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