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Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Lauren - Goodreads

There are two things keeping me from finishing this book: the fact that what's going on in the story is not so different from my family's reality, and the fact that I can't take the characters ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Emily Sours - Goodreads

i love his writing style. what else can i say? Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Madgemc - Goodreads

beautiful. heartbreaking. Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Faye Faye - Goodreads

I only gave this a 3 because I love Styron. I found it a bit of a haul to get through and really wanted to love it but I just didnt. To me the book semi-redeemed itself in the last chapter reading ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Eleanor - Goodreads

It is possible to have too much of a good thing. This book, beautifully written, goes on at great length about a disastrous marriage between an alcoholic and a neurotic and shows the deadly effects ... Read full review

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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


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