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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

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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

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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

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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

This is the only book I ever bought twice. I bought it when I was stationed at the naval Air bAse iat Jacksonvile, Fla. and then I was transferred to the Taraw and the book got lost in transfer so I ... Read full review

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User Review  - joanasimao - LibraryThing

I finished it. Where's my medal? It's not that it's a bad book, it certainly is not. It's not that I wasn't interested in the characters, I was. But 50-ish pages without a paragraph or dialogue or ... Read full review

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User Review  - kraaivrouw - LibraryThing

I recently managed to make it all the way through Sophie's Choice, a book I had attempted to read in college and hadn't had the maturity to finish. I loved it on my recent read so I thought I should ... Read full review

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User Review  - pdebolt - LibraryThing

William Styron's first novel is often overlooked because "Sophie's Choice" is, without doubt, his flagship; however, his style in "Lie Down in Darkness" is as melancholy and forceful as it was in each ... Read full review

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User Review  - triminieshelton - LibraryThing

powerful story of a southern family doomed to disintegration and death. Father awash in alcohol, mother in martyrdom, one daughter handicapped, the other destroyed by her mother's jealously and hatred ... Read full review

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User Review  - Borg-mx5 - LibraryThing

Not a great novel. I didn't connect with the characters and the action moves too slowly. Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Amy B - Goodreads

A beautifully written novel about the downfall of a Southern family. Honestly, not a lot happens in this book- it's more a detailed study and analysis of the Loftis family members. If you enjoy ... Read full review


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