This book is terrible, by the end of the novel the only thing that I could say was "What the f*ck was that all about it." because literally throughout the entire novel you keep expecting Marlow to get some grand realization about slavery, imperialism, something!? but no it was all just useless imagery about the freaking river, no joke he describes the river to a desert twice... twice!, and I'm just sitting there reading this trying to get through the 200 pages. The most action that happens in this book is when the steamboat is attacked by some tribespeople and even that is downplayed, although someone actually died, but apparently the guy who died didn't actually matter since he was black.
This book is considered a masterpiece and some people say that it is written beautifully, they are all wrong, I can write better then this old twat, and don't even get me going into how racist the book is. Every black person is called savage and I guess Conrad thinks that Africans are also cannibals.
My advice is to to never read the book, I was forced to read this crime against humanity for school and now I wish I had just used SparkNotes for it. If you want to learn anything about African Culture or imperialism then read Things Fall Apart by Achebe.