After finishing Heart of Darkness, I felt pretty defeated thinking about reading another book. I mean I just want this school year to be over already...but even besides that I struggled so much with Heart of Darkness that I didn't even want to attempt understanding another book.
We're not very far into Beloved, but I hope that it will be better than Heart of Darkness. Already it's looking up. I'm finding Beloved easier to understand for a couple reasons. I enjoy the writing of Beloved and since the point of view changes so frequently and subtly, I think this makes it easier to relate to for more people. Also, the plot is already interesting and intriguing. I like to think I'm not lost after only 20ish pages, but even if I am I can tell I'm less lost than I was after the first page of Heart of Darkness. I'm interested to find out more about the ghost baby, Denver, the sons who ran away, Sethe...I guess I'll admit I'm interested in reading more of the book in general...but don't tell anyone.