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Darkness Visible by William Styron
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Aug 01, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2010, death, depression, memoirs, mental-illness, favorites

The most spot-on description of depression I have ever read, refraining from overindulgent whining while simultaneously managing to avoid feeling clinical. Brilliantly done, honest and straight forward, Styron nails it. There is an elegance to the writing that adds a layer of heartbreak, allowing something so simple and sparse to have an intense affect on the reader. In less than 100 pages, Styron did what Wurtzel failed to do in 300+.
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August 1, 2010 – Started Reading
August 1, 2010 – Shelved
August 1, 2010 –
page 29
34.52%
August 2, 2010 – Shelved as: 2010
August 2, 2010 – Shelved as: death
August 2, 2010 – Shelved as: depression
August 2, 2010 – Shelved as: memoirs
August 2, 2010 – Shelved as: mental-illness
August 2, 2010 – Finished Reading
February 18, 2011 – Shelved as: favorites

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