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Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Paulette Ponte - Goodreads

I found this book extremely depressing,it even cane up in my dreams. This is the story of a family facing insanity, alcoholism, perhaps incest and serious illness. This book contains lots of hatred ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Martha Netoff - Goodreads

Love the prose and most of what Styron writes but couldn't get more than halfway through the book. Kept putting it down and didn't want to pick it back up again. Didn't like the characters enough to want to know what happened to themm. Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Mike W - Goodreads

It's a classic so I read it. A little troubling, these complicated lives. But, it is very well written, the way the author descriptive writing is outstanding. Still, I did not love it. Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Robert Jacoby - Goodreads

I'm continuing to rate and review my favorite books. I have to give this 5 stars. It's an American classic. It's Styron's first book, and it's the only book of his I've read, but I get the feeling ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Susan Katz - Goodreads

This story of a family totally self-destructing would be overwhelmingly depressing except that the language is so gorgeous and the insights so intriguing. Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Very good. Great writing, interesting characters, and a sense of doom from the beginning. I believe this was his "break out" novel when it was published. However, it does not measure up to his later works (particularly Sophie's Choice), which sets a very high bar. Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

The best novel I have ever read. If you want Southern Lit, this is it!!! Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Andrew Wright - Goodreads

I should love this book. It is set in Port Warwick, a thinly veiled facsimile of my (and Styron's) hometown of Newport News. The subject matter is intensely Southern Gothic. But the story itself, and ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Debbie - Goodreads

I'm going to begin this review with the thought that somewhere along the line, someone had told this guy that he had a gift for descriptive prose and he got the erroneous idea that he could write an ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Susie Dahlk - Goodreads

A very sad story, an honest look at depression and treachery Read full review


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