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User Review  - kittyjay - LibraryThing

How can one describe something that is shrouded even from its own sufferers? A sensation that poets have described as a dark wood, writers as a terrible storm, and musicians expressed only through the ... Read full review

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User Review  - steadfastreader - LibraryThing

This book was fantastic. Not only was it beautifully written it accurately describes the feelings of being truly clinically depressed in a way that can really be beneficial to someone with a loved one ... Read full review

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User Review  - MarkBeronte - LibraryThing

A work of great personal courage and a literary tour de force, this bestseller is Styron's true account of his descent into a crippling and almost suicidal depression. Styron is perhaps the first ... Read full review

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User Review  - kraaivrouw - LibraryThing

This is my second read of this book and it's been a long time between. I read it in 1985 during the tail end of a long-term crash I survived and it was resonant, although painful - the latter is why I ... Read full review

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User Review  - justicefortibet - LibraryThing

Finally, a book on depression written by someone who actually KNOWS what it is to feel this way. Although I can't share Styron's optimistic, happy ending that most people can be cured of depression ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeannie - Goodreads

Gripping and excellent. Read full review

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User Review  - Hugh - Goodreads

So many have commented I can't add anything here except to say that I've read it more than once, which speaks for itself. This is Styron's bravest achievement, and an unforgettable narrative of his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

This is a very quick read, at 84 pages long. If you've ever had a bout or bouts of severe depression, pick it up. If you've never had a bout with severe depression but want to understand it better ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brenda Mengeling - Goodreads

Powerfully written account of Styron's descent into a major depression. I recommend this to anyone who knows someone who suffers from depression. He is very good at putting into words what to the sufferer is beyond description. Read full review

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User Review  - Marla - Goodreads

Amazed by how much he recalled from his time in the abyss. Read full review


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