In this ambitious bestseller (made into a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep), Styron tells of a young Southerner who wants to become a writer; of the turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in the woman's past, one that impels Sophie toward destruction.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - charlie68 - LibraryThing
Although the movie is compelling the old truism wins out, the book is better. Where the movie leaves gaps the book fills them in. All the main plot points are there just filled with more gravitas. The ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RussellBittner - LibraryThing
When I read and reviewed Set This House on Fire at the end of last March, I suggested I wouldn’t abandon Styron until I’d given Sophie’s Choice a fair chance. I just have. In spite of the obvious ... Read full review