©1973, 1974, 1994 Robert Stone; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America
"A dark descendant of Conrad's and Hemingway's adventure stories...Goes hell-for-leather across the landscape." (The New York Times Book Review)
I have not read the print version.
the subtleties of the characterizations
inside the mountain
I would not rename it. This is a silly request in my opinion.
This book is well read and has a superficially plausible plot. It was good enough that I managed to listen through to the bitter end, but that's the best I can say for it. A tale of a not-very-bright journalist's foray into the drug business, the story never becomes believable or engaging. We have deep exploration into the human psyche. We have page after page of slow, unredeeming death. The book is dull and painful and depressing - Conrad without the magic.
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