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User Review  - knittingmomof3 - LibraryThing

Reviewing memoirs can be quite difficult, as this is someone's life experience after all. I am basing my review, not on the writing style, but rather on how the book helped me. Darkness Visible was ... Read full review

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User Review  - mausergem - LibraryThing

This is a book about depression and William styron's attempt to fight it. He begins with an anecdote about his behavior in Paris where he had gone to receive a literary award. He ends up contradicting ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible

User Review  - Estie - Goodreads

In this short book the award winning novelist William Styron attempts to describe his experience with a severe suicidal depression. While he repeatedly claims that the actual subjective experience of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeri - Goodreads

This was not an easy read, but I needed to read it. The author, a talented writer, describes his experience with depression. It was very wordy, but the concepts he discusses were insightful. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible

User Review  - Vianna Tedder - Goodreads

An interesting insight to crippling depression and the literary connections made it an even more compelling read. I read it cover to cover in one sitting. I had no idea Abraham Lincoln had such a sad life. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible

User Review  - Celeste - Goodreads

Placing this book in historical context, it probably deserves 4 or 5 stars. As one of the first mental illness memoirs of its kind, the book is a brave project. But for me, having read a countless ... Read full review

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User Review  - Connie - Goodreads

A personal journey through deep depression by the author. Sometimes books such as this make me depressed. He tells what happened to him. Not everybodies jounvey is the same. The pain and hopelessnes is. Another Kindle Daily Deal. It was okay. Read full review

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User Review  - Donna - Goodreads

Really hard book to read. The author reveals his struggle with depression & suicidal thoughts and it is awful. I read it to try and understand depression and was amazed how incapicitating it is. Read full review

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User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

Styron was able to write about his own depression - a masterful feat in inself. Read full review

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User Review  - Brett - Goodreads

As with most Styron work - it's very literate and well written...depression, and the descent there into, described from the cat bird seat (whatever that is). Funny thing is, Wm. explains his rapid ... Read full review


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