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Styron's style is poetic and majestic; the novel is a beautiful read.
One comes away from this book feeling that one is emerging from a Hell of Styron's own devising full of characters whose souls blaze forever in its bowels.
She is in some ways a very old-fashioned character - very much of her own generation.
I've always wondered what happened to little girl's that we're spoiled by their fathers. Beauty can be a cruel gift leading to heart brake and unhappiness.Published 1 day ago by B. HALL
the quintessential dysfunctional southern family. the alcoholic father, the neurotic mother who is growing more and more insane by the day, the handicapped daughter who is doted... Read morePublished 6 days ago by larson e. whipsnade
If not so wordy, the perfect novel. To think Styron was on 26 when he penned this is amazing. AMAZING. Wordiness and all, still a terrific read.Published 10 days ago by Charlie Stella
excellent writing but book would benefit from a bit of editing.Published 14 days ago by Betty Maier
Styron's use of language is very much like William Faulkner. The reader experiences every happening with all five senses. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Sandra Phipps
Outstandingly crafted, complicated, insightful, unforgettable.Published 21 days ago by Judith Nusbaum
This was a very well written story with a tragic and compelling twist.A bad case of the Human condition,but oh so true! Read morePublished 25 days ago by Elizabeth Mitchell