He named his six favorite novels of empire for The Week magazine.
One book on his list:
Heart of Darkness by Joseph ConradRead about the other titles on Malloch-Brown's list.
The ultimate chronicle of occupation and the effect on the colonialist of untrammeled power. For the ivory collector Kurtz, wrestling with his demons up the mighty Congo River, it spurs delusions and madness.
Heart of Darkness also appears on John Mullan's list of ten of the best fogs in literature, Tim Butcher's list of the top 10 books about Congo, Martin Meredith's list of ten books to read on Africa, Thomas Perry's best books list, and is #9 on the 100 best last lines from novels list.