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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  - Dawn - Goodreads

An amazing depiction of a mans journey into "madness" and his road back. I actually like the prose and descriptive language. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

An intersting insight into depression. quick read, large vocab. 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  - 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  - 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  - 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  - 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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