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LibraryThing Review

User Review  - abbeyhar - LibraryThing

This could have been a novella, Styron kinda beats everybody over the head with the story, and the repetitiveness of some of the themes. Some parts were very moving and most of it was well written, but you could tell twere his first book. Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Excellent writing and story but VERY hard to read - emotionally for the most part but also thick/dense. Be prepared before you read this that it is dark and painful and will take a commitment. Styron is an incredible writer though - more of a poet than a run of the mill writer! Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Excellent writing and story but VERY hard to read - emotionally for the most part but also thick/dense. Be prepared before you read this that it is dark and painful and will take a commitment. Styron is an incredible writer though - more of a poet than a run of the mill writer! Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Benjamin Norman - Goodreads

Some really great prose, but a difficult read. Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Benjamin Norman - Goodreads

Some really great prose, but a difficult read. Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Silvergirl354 - Goodreads

I have decided on a new policy of not finishing books that don't really grab me. This one will be the first casualty of my new policy. Really it isn't William Styron's fault so much as William ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Kurt - Goodreads

This was pretty close to being two stars. There are moments of brilliance here... even a lot of them. But there is SO MUCH here that is just disconnected rambling. All the characters are so damaged ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Goodreads

William Styron was awarded the Prix de Rome of the American Academy of Arts and Letters for this his first novel, written when he was twenty-six - and compared to Updike's Rabbit Run (written when he ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Leonard Makin - Goodreads

William Styron was awarded the Prix de Rome of the American Academy of Arts and Letters for this his first novel, written when he was twenty-six - and compared to Updike's Rabbit Run (written when he ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Lily Alquist - Goodreads

Classic works are debated among many, everyone has varying opinions. I was truly looking forward to this book, so many had praised it. However, it wasn't a consistently enthralling journey. There were ... Read full review


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