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Review: Darkness Visible

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

It was okay. Overall disappointing and not nearly personal enough. William's depression was temporary and onset by the sudden end of alcoholism. I feel his suffering was real but his memoir was hollow ... Read full review

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User Review  - Renee Rothhaas - Goodreads

It had some good points, however i felt it was hard to identify with the writer due to some over descriptions. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible

User Review  - Damien - Goodreads

I give this two stars, but it's not "bad" per se. Styron's prose is compelling, and I'm sure many people will like this book. But, this is really an essay on depression more than anything else. Styron ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brandi - Goodreads

This was suppose to be a "the" reference book for all things related to depression. I found it verbose and entirely too short...however, this may have been a blessing, because if it was any longer it may have driven me to complete madness :) Read full review

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User Review  - Bethany Hansom - Goodreads

Very dark and depressing but mildly informative. Read full review

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User Review  - Angie - Goodreads

mildly interesting. i can think of others i would have appreciated more. author was a bit meandering and distant. umm, maybe kinda like someone who's depressed. duh. Read full review

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User Review  - Judy - Goodreads

I'm sure this was a great act of courage to write, though not quite deep enough to hold my interest for more than a couple of pages at a time. Read full review

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User Review  - Jesse - Goodreads

The purpose of this book was never clear to me. Styron's account of his depression is too dry to be of cathartic use and his clinical notes seem to be pure conjecture. Early on, he starts into some ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

This has apparently been acclaimed as one of the great books on the experience of Major Depressive Disorder. I say: "Meh." Like her or not, Sylvia Plath did a much better job of depicting the illness in a realistic, yet dramatic and interesting way. Read full review

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User Review  - Inkpenshmee - Goodreads

Styron on depression. Good read for anyone who's ever felt blue for a while. Read full review


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