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A dream within Africa, a strange odessey, I never quite grasped where it was heading, and certainly not why. Obsessive to listen to, hypnotic, with a pump of helicopter blades in the mist.
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So this tries very hard to be a modern "Heart of Darkness", but it just did not work for me. I gave up. The major issue may be the narrator who is truly dreadful. I am not sure if he is trying for some "man with no name" accent, but it just does not work. His intonation bounces all over the place in a way that defies any potential nationality. He might be trying for South African, then mittel-European, other times just odd.
The story is a bit like a drug-induced stream of consciousness, where the narrator's grip on reality loosens over the course of the story, but it just does not work.
I do not know if I could have liked this book if I had read it rather than listening to this appalling reading, but there you go.