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Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Tracie Stokka - Goodreads

Actually, I 'd give this 3.5 stars. He's a great writer; however, I don't think he fully made the connection between his breakdown and is relationship to alcohol. Kathy Cronkite does a better job of articulating depression's typical features. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - matt - Goodreads

After years of popping up on various syllabi, I finally read this after its usage as a plot point in Steven Soderbergh's "Side Effects." A wisp of a memoir at under 100 pages, Darkness Visible vividly ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Reviewing memoirs can be quite difficult, as this is someone's life experience after all. I am basing my review, not on the writing style, but rather on how the book helped me. Darkness Visible was ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

A little stilted, small in scope, and contains what I like to think of as "depressive elitism." That said, I have not read any of the author's other work. And of course, when reading any narrative of ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Kathryn - Goodreads

Styron is clearly smart and the prose is well written, but there really wasn't much of a narrative or the kind of character development that makes a story truly engaging. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Lynn Weber - Goodreads

I'm not sure this would be of interest to someone who hasn't experienced deep depression. It's a short book but evocative for those of us who have. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Michael Hurley - Goodreads

A harrowing must-read for anyone who knows or loves someone suffering from major depression. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Elizabeth Heller - Goodreads

Short, and somewhat tiresome. Useful though, for examining one's own state of mind, and understanding the way other people suffer. We are crazy, complicated creatures indeed. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Whitney - Goodreads

This book tackles a delicate but important issue and does a pretty good job of it. Darkness Visible could help people living with depression feel less alone and contribute to their friends' and family ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Leah - Goodreads

Interesting and well written as case history, and of course evocative descriptions of the symptoms of depression, but not anything like Styron's novels in terms of beauty and power. Read full review


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