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Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Rena - Goodreads

Styron's writing about his own depression is both heartfelt and objective. His language cuts to the truth of the matter and his examination of the disease and how it has affected so many others was very informative. Both plain spoken and erudite, I've always appreciated his narrative voice. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Shelley - Goodreads

In Darkness Visible, William Styron describes depression as "a disorder of mood, so mysteriously painful and elusive in the way it becomes known to the self—to the mediating intellect—as to verge ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Sahil Sood - Goodreads

"In depression this faith in deliverance, in ultimate restoration, is absent. The pain is unrelenting, and what makes the condition intolerable is the foreknowledge that no remedy will come--not in a ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Melissa - Goodreads

A brief but intimate look at the author's personal experience with a bout of severe depression. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Jenny - Goodreads

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Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Mckinley - Goodreads

At times reading, I thought why is this part here? Not withstanding, at the end, I said "Yes. He knows something about this. And he offers hope." Worth reading. (Very short.) Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Rod - Goodreads

A powerful description of what depression feels like from the inside (a feeling which Styron says the very word "depression" does not quite capture). Playwright Jean Kerr once described hope as "the ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Carol - Goodreads

A short read about serious depression. The author conveys both the depths of despair that the depressed person encounters and the conviction that depression is not a permanent malady and it will pass ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Lauren orso - Goodreads

extremely coherent and thoughtful essay on what it's like to be depressed, and how it comes from nowhere and SWALLOWS YOU WHOLE. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - S - Goodreads

Scary book, very insightful look into the mind of a deeply depressed person. Would only read again if I had to, but would recommend to all. Read full review


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