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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

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User Review  - limamikealpha - LibraryThing

I tried to like this book -- I really did. I loved reading about my alma mater and recognizing the peculiarities of a certain class of people (and their attachment to the importance of that class ... 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  - Janice - Goodreads

This is Styron's first book, published when he was just 26. I felt parts of it were a little slow, but, hey, it was his first novel. Overall, it is beautifully done, and builds in power as it goes. We ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Etha Frenkel - Goodreads

What a powerful orgy of drunkenness and despair! Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Clark Maddux - Goodreads

It is still easy to see why this book won such quick critical acclaim when it was first published. Styron's first novel, written when he was only 26, is dense and eloquent. Though it has occasional ... 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  - Jenniferbuckeye - Goodreads

Loved the style and vocab as I love to be challenged but it was dreadfully depressing. But I still want to read more of his work. Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Tara - Goodreads

I have this 5 stars because it is/was amazing for its time. It's an intense, and sometimes difficult read, but worth it if you love dark southern gothic tales. As far as 'enjoyable'...I'd give it a 3. Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Edward Weiner - Goodreads

Slow going for me, but worth the effort. Provocative! Read full review


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