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Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Thomas - Goodreads

This is one of the best and most interesting "unknown" novels I have read. The utter CONTROL of tension throughout, with almost NO let-up, reminded me a lot of Dreiser's American Tragedy, another book ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User 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

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User 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

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User Review  - Chris Wharton - Goodreads

His first novel, from 1951, portrays a Virginia Tidewater family drenched in madness, sin, and guilt. The family's decades-long tribulations in the grip of jealousies and rivalries, alcoholism ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Leslie - Goodreads

We are reading different genres and sections of the Library and selected classic fiction for March. I chose this book because Styron is from my hometown of Newport News, VA and it was recommended by ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Janet Veil - Goodreads

Dorothy Parker talked about this book in an interview so I decided to get it. Wow. The first 360 odd pages were intricate and tightly woven to make this tragic tapestry. At first I was upset with the ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Pat - Goodreads

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  - Susan Liston - Goodreads

I tried, I really did, but this book wore me down. Sophie's Choice is one of my favorite books of all time so I am not even sure why I have never read any of his other books before now. I realize ... Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Kaylee - Goodreads

I read this novel years ago and I think about it regularly. I may read it again, but I found it very haunting. Read full review

Review: Lie Down in Darkness

User Review  - Carol Storm - Goodreads

Born into comfortable circumstances in a sleepy Virginia seaport, gifted with a fine mind, a lofty spirit, exceptional poise, a wry sense of humor and stunning good looks, Peyton Loftis should have ... Read full review


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