Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad Reviews
Description:ISBN 0141441615 / Author: Joseph Conrad / Genre: Fiction
Newest Review: ... the fact that the words were very small. The author does a great job of exercising your imagination throughout the course of ... more
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by - written on 05/05/02, updated on 05/05/02 (Useful, 69 readings)
I read this book recently and must say that it's great and very moving. It was quite hard going at times and I found it difficult to get a momentum going. I'm not sure whether it was the author's style or just the fact that the words were very small. The author does a great job of exercising your imagination throughout the course of the book as you find yourself constantly anticipating the next twist. Even when I guessed where the story would go, the author's versatile prose made it a very rewarding read. The book is set in very swashbuckling times in South East Asia, and it describes an era of eccentric european traders, adventurers and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/08/01, updated on 07/09/01 (Useful, 95 readings)
«Lord Jim» was the first novel by J. Conrad I've read and now I feel like reading all the rest of his best writing. Why? Firstly, the novel is a masterpiece by all accounts, powerful and healthy in terms of both content and structure. It treats of ethical issues - the field, which most of the pop stars of fiction, living in our age of an almost non-discriminating tolerance, are apt to ignore. I would place «Lord Jim» in the same league with such meaningful novels of all times as “The Death of Ivan Ilyich” by L.Tolstoy, “Crime and Punishment” by F. Dostoyevsky and “All the King's Men” by R.P. Warren. Secondly, Conrad was ... Read the complete review
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