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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  - melaniemaksin - LibraryThing

Maybe I'm being needlessly harsh in my one-star rating, but there was something about Styron's memoir that really distressed me. I read it during one of my own periods of depression, and for whatever ... Read full review

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User Review  - polarbear123 - LibraryThing

This book does reflect exactly the feeling of severe depression, there is no doubt about that. Reviews which did not connect with it overwhelmingly have come from people who confess that they ... Read full review

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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  - lycomayflower - LibraryThing

Styron tries to explain what severe depression feels like in a long essay. Some revealing passages here, and, on the whole, I think he probably succeeds in trying to put across to readers who have ... 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

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User Review  - Sullywriter - LibraryThing

Honest, candid account of the author's devastating bouts of intense depression. Read full review

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

Portrait into mind of clinical depression. Short, but very descriptive and poignant. Read full review


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