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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

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

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  - 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

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

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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