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Heart of Darkness

You’re a mute-assed, stone-cold killer from the heart of darkness with a heart to match, aren’t you, Private Poundcake?
Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  novella that is arguably the most influential work of the influential author, Joseph Conrad; a depiction of "the horror" of the human psyche (1899)
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Strongly Associated with:   Joseph Conrad
Accelerated Reader Level/Points:  10.8 / 8
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  • You’re a mute-assed, stone-cold killer from the heart of darkness with a heart to match, aren’t you, Private Poundcake?
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • She said the book was really good as it was and that I should be very proud of having written a book at all, even if it was quite short and there were some very good books which were very short like Heart of Darkness, which was by Conrad.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • I had Billy Budd, Martin Eden, Treasure Island, Heart of Darkness, The Odyssey, Robinson Crusoe, and the Mutiny on the Bounty trilogy.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • Mike, Ira, and Harlon—these three boys back from their Pacific Heart of Darkness—now embraced death.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers

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  • In Heart of Darkness (1899), the narrator, Marlow, travels up the Congo River and observes the near-total disintegration of the European psyche in Kurtz, who has been in-country so long that he has become unrecognizable.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Ayemenem his private Heart of Darkness.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Reading everything from Heart of Darkness to my favorite issue of Silver Surfer, the one where Galactus swallows the universe, over and over.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • By then, I was lodged in the heart of darkness, so thoroughly bent to the shape of marriage I could hardly see any other way to stand.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • HEART OF DARKNESS By Joseph Conrad I The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • Since then I’ve sometimes been overcome with a passion to return into that "heart of darkness" across the Mason-Dixon line, but then I remind myself that the true darkness lies within my own mind, and the idea loses itself in the gloom.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man

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  • He felt them move, every movement causing a trembling, an astonishment, a horror in the heart of darkness where he lay.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • This is the heart of darkness right here.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Once, I badly miscalculated my jump to the throne, and instead of landing to the side of the diamond-shaped hole, on solid plank, I jumped clean into the heart of darkness.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • In the heart of darkness, I have found illumination! I was right!
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • Bumba had dropped off the face of the earth into the silent heart of darkness.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • Down! Down into darkness, darkness that tunneled the heart of darkness, darkness fathomless.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • He came out of the heart of darkness, from the dark heart of the secret and undiscovered South.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  The Child by Tiger
  • Daenerys Targaryen stepped into the hot heart of darkness and stopped at the lip of a deep pit.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • The house on the other side of the rivet Looming in the Heart of Darkness.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • We penetrated deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • July 17: Started reading Heart of Darkness.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • Further inland, and still across, a five-star hotel chain had bought the Heart of Darkness.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • I stared back at them, and felt as Marlowe had, searching the shoreline for Kurtz in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • They did about two years on their tour of duty in the heart of darkness, living in the pool houses and basement apartments of the well-off people on the East Side, and then moved on to the bigger but not always better newspapers.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • The old colonial bungalow with its deep verandah and Doric columns, was surrounded by smaller, older, wooden houses—ancestral homes—that the hotel chain had bought from old families and transplanted in the Heart of Darkness.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • With no way to service a utility stretching across the heart of darkness, the engineers watched the monster’s tail crumble as fast as the front was erected.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • In Ayemenem they danced to jettison their humiliation in the Heart of Darkness.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • On their way back from the Heart of Darkness, they stopped at the temple to ask pardon of their gods.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • In the Heart of Darkness they mock him with their lolling nakedness and their imported attention spans.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Perhaps that evening had been a particularly bad one in the Heart of Darkness.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • He was walking swiftly now, towards the Heart of Darkness.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Dark of Heartness tiptoed into the Heart of Darkness.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Margaret Kochamma (because she knew that when you travel to the Heart of Darkness [b] Anything can Happen to Anyone) called her in to have her regimen of pills.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Unlike the custom of rampaging religious mobs or conquering armies running riot, that morning in the Heart of Darkness the posse of Touchable Policemen acted with economy, not frenzy.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • The one in which a posse of Touchable Policemen crossed the Meenachal River, sluggish and swollen with recent rain, and picked their way through the wet undergrowth, clumping into the Heart of Darkness.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Take everything, her colleagues had advised Margaret Kochamma in concerned voices, you never know, which was their way of saying to a colleague traveling to the Heart of Darkness that: (a) Anything Can Happen To Anyone.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • "The brown current ran swiftly out of the heart of darkness, bearing us down towards the sea with twice the speed of our upward progress; and Kurtz’s life was running swiftly too, ebbing, ebbing out of his heart into the sea of inexorable time.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Heart of Darkness [5] , Joseph Conrad [8] , The Catcher in the Rye [6] , The Grapes of Wrath [7] , A Tale of Two Cities [8] , Of Mice and Men [8] , The Old Man and the Sea [8] , Jane Eyre [4] , Moby-Dick [5] , Pride and Prejudice [5] , Robinson Crusoe [6] , The Catcher in the Rye [6] , The Count of Monte Cristo [6] , The Three Musketeers [6] , Anna Karenina [7] , Doctor Zhivago [7] , Great Expectations [7] , Gulliver’s Travels [7] , Little Women [7] , Lolita (the novel) [7] , Middlemarch [7] , Paradise Lost [7] , The Grapes of Wrath [7] , The Joy Luck Club [7] , A Tale of Two Cities [8] , Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [8] , Crime and Punishment [8] , Les MisÚrables [8] , Lord of the Flies [8] , Madame Bovary [8] , Mrs. Dalloway [8] , Of Mice and Men [8] , Pygmalion [8] , Rip Van Winkle [8] , Sense and Sensibility [8] , Slaughterhouse-Five [8] , The Brothers Karamazov [8] , The Color Purple [8] , The Great Gatsby [8] , The Hunchback of Notre Dame [8] , The Last of the Mohicans [8] , The Metamorphosis [8] , The Old Man and the Sea [8] , The Scarlet Letter [8] , Uncle Tom’s Cabin [8] , Wuthering Heights [8] , Animal Farm [9] , Bleak House [9] , Canterbury Tales [9] , One Hundred Years of Solitude [9] , The Adventures of Tom Sawyer [9] , The Call of the Wild [9] , The Sound and the Fury [9] , The Sun Also Rises [9] , The War of the Worlds [9]
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