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In the middle, Mr. Jones, a starved spectre turned into a banker, faced Ricardo, a
rather nasty, slow-moving cat turned into a croupier. By contrast, the other faces
round that table, anything between twenty and thirty, must have looked like ...
After turning over on his couch more than a dozen times, he gave up this mockery
of repose, got up, and went downstairs. It was between three and four o'clock, the
hour of profound peace. The very flowers seemed to doze on their stalks set ...
he asked, without turning his head to look at her. “The sun's too heavy to stand
about here.” He tried to overcome a sort of fear, a sort of impatient faintness, and
his voice sounded rough. “You had better go in,” he concluded. They both moved
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DanielSTJ - www.librarything.com
Conrad managed to develop characters, imperfect, that all drove themselves forward on their own agendas to the story's conclusion- facilitating and enabling it along the way. He manages to keep the ... Read full review
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In the first part we get an outsider's view of Axel Heyst's character, actions and motives without being certain who he is or what actually drives him. I found this off-putting until the second part ... Read full review