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Review: Darkness Visible

User Review  - Zeb - Goodreads

How to talk about wordless despair. Styron manages to "illuminte" the darkness of depression in his concise and compelling little book about his own struggle with the debilitating illness depression ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible

User Review  - David - Goodreads

This memoir is short, but then again who wants to read several hundred pages about one man's depression. The writing is beautiful and we would expect nothing less from a writer-giant like Styron. If I ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible

User Review  - Alvin - Goodreads

At all times self-aware - and medical without being technical - Styron's decline into depression makes for an intense, educational, read. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible

User Review  - Kajsa - Goodreads

While I've fortunately never struggled with depression myself, I have witnessed the pain of a few of my friends, and while I tried to help them as well as I could, I didn't understand it. After ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible

User Review  - Casey Pearce - Goodreads

An informative book to give to someone suffering from true depression. Also an eye-opening read for loved ones watching someone they know fighting this disease. It's a short book, read it for the ... Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible

User Review  - Lianna - Goodreads

A writer's attempt to put to words his time in deep depression. I had this recommended to me by a friend who suffers from this illness; I read it as a way to relate to what they are feeling. For ... Read full review

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User Review  - Donna - Goodreads

A stirring, literary and beautiful portrait of an author's descent into depression, and of his journey toward a healthier place. A haunting reminder of the cost of being a creative, emoting human in a painfully imperfect world. Read full review

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User Review  - Mike Lester - Goodreads

I've read this slim volume three or four times now, and each time I take something new away from the experience. That's quite an achievement for such a short book, and one I am grateful for. Styron ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kellyann - Goodreads

Curiously impersonal in flavor despite the first-person discussion. There is no discussion - at all - of the toll depression takes on a person's relationships. Still, an important and courageous offering to the world. Read full review

Review: Darkness Visible

User Review  - David - Goodreads

In short, I recommend reading this book - as it identifies a number of "warning signs" that relate to Depression...and what to look for. A pretty bleak book, with no real humor - but a very worthwhile ... Read full review


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