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Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Thomas Holbrook - Goodreads

Depression is a disease that is hidden, horrific and is the fourth leading cause of death in America. Because the cause of their suffering is not apparent, most who suffer this affliction have to deal ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Darkness Visible has strength. It will wrap it's arm around you and guide you into William Styron's world, giving you a glimpse of something often impossible to describe. It has beauty. The author's ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Renee - Goodreads

Darkness Visible is Styron's true account of his descent into a crippling and almost suicidal depression. I believe this book would helpful for someone that is going through this medical condition, giving hope and basic good advice. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Jacqueline - Goodreads

A book about depression that is not depressing; after all, would we get a heart attack from reading a memoir on heart disease? Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Cam Hoff - Goodreads

A brave, intimate portrait of depression and ultimately suicide. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Aerielle - Goodreads

An intriguing account of one man's experience with depression. He is careful to acknowledge though that depression manifests itself to different people in countless ways. His recounting of his ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Jon Miles - Goodreads

It took a chapter or so, but then Styron begins to broaden his personal story with references to the literary history of melancholia - or his ventured term: a brain storm, which works rather more ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Monique - Goodreads

I had to read this in pieces which may have altered my view of it a bit. I found out about it because one of its hopeful passages was on a website I looked at. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Terry - Goodreads

3 3.5 stars Is there anything worse than feeling like you can't control your own mind? Can you conceive the helplessness of being able to perceive the lies that your own brain is telling you, but ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Steve Woods - Goodreads

Depression has dogged me for most of my life, but I managed as best I could until a couple of decades ago when I fell into the abyss, much as Styron describes here. It lasted for nearly two years and ... Read full review

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