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He turned his back on me and walked out of the room. It was in a little hotel in the
Island of St. Thomas in the West Indies (in the year '75) where we found him one
hot afternoon extended on three chairs, all alone in the loud buzzing of flies to ...
|Heyst turned about and walked by the side of the rusty rails on which the truck
ran. Opposite the house Wang stopped, lifted the bag to his shoulder, balanced it
carefully, and then took the bundle in his hand. “Leave those things on the table ...
... full of understanding; an ally of his own kind! He went indoors briskly. Mr.
Jones had resumed his cross-legged pose at the head of the bed, with his back
against the wall. “Anything new?” “No, sir.” Ricardo walked about the room as if
he had ...
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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