Monday, November 5, 2018

Six top books about adventure and exploration

David Grann is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker magazine. His new book, The White Darkness, is a true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic.

One of Grann's six favorite books about adventure and exploration, as shared at The Week magazine:
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (1902).

More than a century after it was first published, this novel remains one of the most subversive adventure tales. What begins as a classic Victorian quest narrative becomes a journey into the insidious nature of imperialism.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Heart of Darkness is on Katharine Norbury top ten list of books about rivers, Michael Palin's six favorite books list, Robert Twigger's list of five of the best books about rivers, Robert McCrum's list of ten of the best closing lines of books, Mark Malloch-Brown's lis of six favorite novels of empire, 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.

--Marshal Zeringue