Lie Down in Darkness
Styron's novels--such as Confessions of Nat Turner and Sophie's Choice--have established him as a writer of international stature. Here he traces the betrayals, spite and disappointed love that afflict the members of a Southern family and that culminate in the suicide of the beautiful Peyton Loftis.
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Review: Lie Down in DarknessUser Review - James - Goodreads
Perhaps, possibly, probably the most depressing book that I've ever read. Styron creates a dysfunctional family of nigh biblical proportions, added to this is a liberal amount of misfortune, through ... Read full review
Review: Lie Down in DarknessUser Review - EB Fitzsimons - Goodreads
Took some work here and there, but interesting payoff. Very psychological. Styron took stylistic risks here and there, tried to do some Joyce-ean stuff that I'm still not sure how I feel about. Southern lit, less provincial Faulkner with more money. Read full review