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User Review  - kraaivrouw - LibraryThing

I recently managed to make it all the way through Sophie's Choice, a book I had attempted to read in college and hadn't had the maturity to finish. I loved it on my recent read so I thought I should ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Caitlin - Goodreads

I recently managed to make it all the way through Sophie's Choice, a book I had attempted to read in college and hadn't had the maturity to finish. I loved it on my recent read so I thought I should ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Kim Fowler - Goodreads

I know, he's brilliant, he really is an insightful and detailed writer. I loved Sophies Choice. I just had a hard time with the pacing of this novel and the long rambing thoughts of each charcter. Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Tammy Lee - Goodreads

I read this book because it was a classic, and Styron's first acclaimed work. But I found it hard to follow, a trial to read, and depressing, watching the members of this family self destruct. I enjoyed "Sophie's Choice", but I think that I have filled my quota with Styron. Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Wendy - Goodreads

Had to return it to the library before I got to start it. Will try again later. Read full review

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User Review  - Borg-mx5 - LibraryThing

Not a great novel. I didn't connect with the characters and the action moves too slowly. Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Tav - Goodreads

Very dark meditation on the subtleties and insanities of the southern dysfunctional family. His lush descriptions kept me enthralled but it is definitely grueling at times... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - M. Ritchey - Goodreads

I'm over it. I'm over the dysfunctional Southern alcoholic family morbidly grieving the death of a beloved secondary character. I'm over the anguish of losing the Civil War. It is a tedious bore and I ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Styron is an incredible author who writes from the feminine perspective very well. The book does careen into maudlin territory fairly often, but I can see some of it based on the period setting. The ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Neil - Goodreads

I still can't believe Styron was 25 when he wrote this... Read full review


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