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Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Stephanie Harris - Goodreads

A beautifully written, if not particularly illuminating memoir of depression. As someone who experienced a period of debilitating depression years ago, I did not find this book to describe depression ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

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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

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Time spent: 2 hours How I aquired it: Library Very quick, potent read on Styron's own battle with extreme depression *2015 Reading Challenge: A book you can read in one day* Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Sara Bell - Goodreads

There was just something lacking for me in this memoir. I thought it would be rather stirring for someone like me who has suffered from major depression for most of my life. I found his language to be ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Alaa - Goodreads

This book was my first encounter with the Pulitzer Prize-winner and I find it quite difficult to review it since it's a memoir (personal experience where as much as I try to understand they will not ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

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A good memoire to keep in mind if one ever comes to the verge of such devastating melancholia. Particularly liked the last chapter and also Styron's thoughts on Camus. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Vicki - Goodreads

Styron shares with the reader the dark, scary world of his mental illness. He says, "The prevention of many suicides will continue to be hindered until there is a general awareness of the nature of ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

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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  - Mike - Goodreads

Darkness Visible teeters between being insufferably heavy and yet fleeting and light. The book is a scant 84 pages but it is written with Styron's usual weightiness and, dare I say, theatrical ... Read full review


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