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 - Isaac Cooper - Goodreads
Absolutely painful to read. Styron tries to go for your heart strings right at the start of the book, assuming you'll care about the divorced couple dealing with the suicide of their daughter, but ... 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