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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  - Thaydra - Goodreads

William Styron tries to convey what it's like to be in the throes of an intense depression, and how it can creep up on a person and wind it's way through their being. A bit wordy, and I found it a bit ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Grace - Goodreads

This is a very slim book and a quick read. It sheds some light on the author's own struggles but without any context with respect to depression generally. I found the author's assertion that the ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - ems - Goodreads

Halfway between a memoir and pop psychology. Some very insightful paragraphs, but seems to create more distance between the author and his memoir than you see in modern narratives about this subject. A very good introduction -- but you shouldn't stop here. 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  - Sarah - Goodreads

When thinking of ways he could commit suicide, Styron says, "Death by heart attack seemed particularly inviting, absolving me as it would of active responsibility, and I had toyed with the idea of ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Angie - Goodreads

3 1/2 stars, really. Well-written (obviously, it's Styron), poignant, and very 'relatable to'. I just wished it were longer. It's rare to get such a sincere yet literary account of depression, I think, and I felt there was a lot more he could have said. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Kyle Lai - Goodreads

This is pretty much what it's like for me. Bill isn't pitiable or melodramatic. The frank tellitlikeitism may come off as refreshing or petty, depending on your point of view. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Patricia - Goodreads

While I've never suffered from a deep depression as Styron describes, as one prone to moments of unexplained panic and anxiety, I think I was able to understand on some small level the helplessness he ... Read full review


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