Darker, weirder, and shorter than its flashy younger brother Apocalypse Now, this modernist classic follows a riverboat captain and a reluctant assassin up the Congo River. If you’ve ever wanted to feel bad about civilization here’s your chance.
Conde Nast Traveler top 69 fiction travel books. That would be traveling up the Congo River during a time period when that would be quite a dangerous thing to do. Still, a "classic" book, and an interesting look at colonialism at it's worst (best?) and how one Kurtz was first deified and then destroyed, as well as how it affected Marlowe.