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User Review  - abbeyhar - LibraryThing

This could have been a novella, Styron kinda beats everybody over the head with the story, and the repetitiveness of some of the themes. Some parts were very moving and most of it was well written, but you could tell twere his first book. Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Excellent writing and story but VERY hard to read - emotionally for the most part but also thick/dense. Be prepared before you read this that it is dark and painful and will take a commitment. Styron is an incredible writer though - more of a poet than a run of the mill writer! Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Benjamin Norman - Goodreads

Some really great prose, but a difficult read. Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Kurt - Goodreads

This was pretty close to being two stars. There are moments of brilliance here... even a lot of them. But there is SO MUCH here that is just disconnected rambling. All the characters are so damaged ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Leonard Makin - Goodreads

William Styron was awarded the Prix de Rome of the American Academy of Arts and Letters for this his first novel, written when he was twenty-six - and compared to Updike's Rabbit Run (written when he ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Lily Alquist - Goodreads

Classic works are debated among many, everyone has varying opinions. I was truly looking forward to this book, so many had praised it. However, it wasn't a consistently enthralling journey. There were ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Michelle Stein - Goodreads

As good as its awards imply. Painful, depressing, redemptive. Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Sapheron - Goodreads

OK! (That's an exclamation, not a rating). Helen turned out to be my favourite character... and she's bat-sh*t. Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Devery - Goodreads

Faulkner ripoff! But not bad. I think I prefer Kristen Stewart as Peyton Loftis in the movie version. I think she could be amazing. (Confession: That's the only reason I read this.) Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Steph Post - Goodreads

This is one of those books that builds and builds and you wonder why on earth you are wasting your time reading it, and then when you get to the end- it all makes sense and it was all worth it. Read full review


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