The Shadow Line


Read 01/10/2015-02/10/2015

Rating: 3.5 stars

The Shadow Line is a short but very gripping account of a sailor who unexpectedly has captaincy of a stricken ship thrust upon him. Over less than 200 pages, Conrad weaves a spell from strands of madness, stoicism, compassion and bloody mindedness. An utterly brilliant insight into how the crew of a ship must pull together to survive, no matter what is thrown at them. As ever, Conrad’s understanding of human nature is to the fore, and his language as elegant as ever.

One thought on “The Shadow Line

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s