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Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Emil Petersen - Goodreads

A very honest and profound writ on the depths of depression and its elusive nature. One of Styrons main points is that depression is almost inexpressible to someone who hasn't felt its grasp onto ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Camille - Goodreads

I have never been depressed so I don't know what it feels like. I read this book to get a better understanding of how my teenage daughter (who has major depression) feels since she can't articulate it in a way that I am able to relate. This is a great read. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Kevin Krein - Goodreads

i had never heard of this book until i saw it referenced in Hitch 22. my interest was piqued based on the description of the book alone. i've been moved by a lot of books before, but hands down, this ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Anna Vincent - Goodreads

I read this book over ten years ago when I was depressed. I found it deeply moving and remembered certain passages from it ever since, and I have read it again more recently. The author is William ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Kara - Goodreads

The most articulate capturing of depression I've ever read. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Vicky Blake - Goodreads

One of the best books I've read on depression. It's a very good and concise description of an affliction that can be very difficult to describe well. He's really good on the crippling physical effects of severe depression. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Molly - Goodreads

So much that is so right. So much that I needed to read. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Victoria Blake - Goodreads

One of the best books I've read on depression. It's a very good and concise description of an affliction that can be very difficult to describe well. He's really good on the crippling physical effects of severe depression. Read full review

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User Review  - Jacqueline - Goodreads

A book about depression that is not depressing; after all, would we get a heart attack from reading a memoir on heart disease? Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

User Review  - Daniela - Goodreads

A short, well-written account of Styron's experience of depression. Devoid of any esoteric and overly optimistic crap, this is an honest book about the horrors of depression. Read full review

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