this is the highly subjective way I read and interpret literature
(I mostly read classic belles-lettres, but you’ll find some examples of trashy readings here and there as well)
So I just finished reading the first part, but there is not much I can say. I don't love it, but I also don't hate it so far.
I really hope, that Conrad used the first part as a sort of exposition (lenghty backstories, lots of descriptions of the setting and the characters) and that the book will get its shit together from now on.