Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

I am probably one of a half-dozen people on the planet who have never seen "Apocalypse Now," the film based on this novella.

While the book was okay, it just was not my cup of tea. An English tramp steamer captain named Marlow is hired to go into the Belgian Congo and bring out Kurtz, a station manager who has "gone native" and is now dying. There are a whole lot of racial stereotypes involved in the tale (not surprising, given is vintage), and it just did not hold my interest. A book this short should not have taken me several days to read.

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/832611132