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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  - 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

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User Review  - Nathan - Goodreads

I think Styron's prose is absolutely wonderful. My only contentions with this well-regarded novel is the more free-floating narration and the construction of plot. 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

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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

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Leslie - Goodreads

Absolutely one of my favorite books ever. Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Nancy Woods - Goodreads

The structure of this novel was so beautifully constructed; the language was true enough and the emotions entirely believeable. Incredibly depressing--and WS was 25 when he wrote it! Read full review


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