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Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Deborah - Goodreads

Stellar writing. An intimate portrayal of the human brain in all it's weakness. Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Tracy - Goodreads

Exceptional writing, sophisticated narrative of a family whose tragedy is matched only by the complexities of their interactions and inner demons. Deliciously Faulknerian. 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

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Aleksandra - Goodreads

Rarely (or maybe never) has a book resonated so completely with me. Also: "Lie Down in Darkness is a great novel. 'Great' is a word which should be used sparingly, if at all; but in this instance no other word will do." - Merle Miller Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Scott - Goodreads

Centered around the day of the funeral of Peyton Loftis, Lie Down in Darkness is a more accessible Faulkner.....a supremely dysfunctional southern family. The book culminates in a 50 page single ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Roxanne Palicka - Goodreads

Wow, this man could write. I read his memoir of depression, Darkness Visible, years ago and it made quite an impression on me. His fiction is just as perceptive and skillfully written. Now I'm learning that it's going to be made into a movie with Kristen Stewart, of all people. Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Inese - Goodreads

Not an easy read .... Styron has so skillfully rendered the atmosphere and hopelessness that I couldn't read this with pleasure, but it is wonderfully written, its characters painfully drawn. I would not give up having read this. Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Diana Welsch - Goodreads

This was a strangely-written book about drama plaguing a southern family, an alcoholic, philandering husband and a small-minded, selfish wife. They also have a crippled daughter, Maudie, doted on by ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Philip - Goodreads

This was my third Styron book this year, and I found the same thing to be true of all three: they started out rather slowly but became completely engrossing. Read full review


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