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10 thoughts on “Lie Down in Darkness

  1. Peter Peter says:

    This is EXACTLY the kind of book I would have written in my early 20s had I not been lazy talentless and drunk


  2. Debbie Debbie says:

    I'm going to begin this review with the thought that somewhere along the line someone had told this guy that he had a gift for descriptive prose and he got the erroneous idea that he could write an entire book of it Boy did he There were three pages of description of a character walking through a door then three pages to describe how it felt to walk through the door with descriptions of the memories that were triggered by walking through the door I'm sure it's an exaggeration but it feels true I will provide the disclaimer that I tend to be a plot driven reader but I'm uite capable of appreciating vivid and important descriptive prose but this was just way too much So I get to the end and read about the author whose name I did not recognize when I began and realize what a rock star this guy was He won a Putlitzer Prize not for this bookand I'd even read his stuff before Sophie's Choice has one of my favorite opening lines ever I couldn't believe this book was by the same author Granted it was his first novel and he was only 26 so I give him credit for improving I just don't understand all the critical acclaim he earned for this effortI give myself credit for making it through this book I was determined to do it and I feel like I'd won a small victory I'd describe how it feels but I just don't have the stomach for it My recommendation is to go straight to Sophie's Choice Be prepared however as he does not write happy books


  3. Sara Sara says:

    William Styron’s debut novel Lie Down in Darkness is the careful dissection of a family in the process of disintegrating I found it surprisingly Faulknerian in both style and content and uite unlike my memories of Sophie’s ChoiceThere is nothing uplifting or hopeful about this novel The characters are bruised beaten and self destructive More than once I would have liked to reach out and slap these parents soundly There is than one character who would make a study in how too much alcohol consumption can ruin a life and I won’t even hint at the corruption of the human spirit underlying these familial relationshipsThe hurt and damage has gone deep and who finally lest it be God himself could know where the circle composed as it was of such tragic suspicions and misunderstandings began and where it ended? Where indeed There is surely enough sadness blame and deserved recrimination to go aroundThere is a sense of place that permeates the novel as well the summer is hot and sticky the sweat pours from brows the stench of alcohol and sweat is everywhere This is the tidewater and unmistakably Southern you don’t have to be a camp follower of reaction but always remember where you came from the ground is bloody and full of guilt where you were born and you must tread a long narrow path toward your destiny If the crazy sideroads start to beguile you son take at least a backward glance at MonticelloThe book opens with the suicide of the Lortis’ young daughter Peyton and as the story unfolds we get glimpses of what has led her to this drastic action Peyton is the only character that stirred any sympathy in me and it felt sad to know her ultimate fate and that she would not find enough backbone to put her family behind her Her own self destruction occurs in the shadow of the bombing of Hiroshima and I wondered if Styron was intentionally juxtaposing the death of the individual against the death of the thousands and asking if either meant anything to us beyond the moment of occurence


  4. Diane Barnes Diane Barnes says:

    She had wanted the future to be like a nice long congenial tea party where everyone talked a little danced a little and had polite manners She had come to the party and it had been ghastly everyone misbehaved and no one had a good time Well welcome to the real world where real life intrudes and the teacups go flying out the windowI have spent the last 5 days inside the heads of crazy people and it has left me a little addled myself Styron's first novel is dark and brooding a southern gothic tale about a Tidewater Virginia family bent on destroying itself It was vaguely reminiscent of Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury even including a sibling that was severely handicapped with a 3 year old mind Love and hate are taken to extremes in this family with tragic conseuences When the opening scenes are about the suicide of a 21 year old daughter you know it's not going to end well The Loftis family gets the award for dysfunctional family of the centuryBut man can William Styron write I may come back to this review later to add new thoughts as I just finished and like I said am still a little addled For now I need to leave these people behind and attend a few of those above mentioned tea parties with the nice congenial polite participants


  5. Anna Anna says:

    What a dark and strange novel this is Told in fierce omniscient narration Lie Down in Darkness is the story of a Southern family struck through with envy vengeance sorrow and bitterness It is a family marked even years before it occurs by the suicide of one of the young Loftis daughters in the humid days after the United States dropped atomic bombs The novel opens out as it brushes against the African American spiritual followers of a man who calls himself Daddy Faith; Jewish artists and intellectuals in New York City; a wrenching World War; and growling underneath the surface the struggle between guilt and pride in the SouthWilliam Styron's debut novel was published to great acclaim in 1951 and won the Prix de Rome by the American Academy in Rome I am not the first to be startled that William Styron was a mere 26 years old when he published this book Despite his years he doesn't hesitate to claim a strong storytelling voice to take a stance This is a hero less novel of judgments and the narrator is not an exceptionZoom in on Port Warwick Virginia Here is Milton Loftis an alcoholic lawyer in his early 50s who once had political ambitions Here is his wife Helen who brought the money to the family Here are their two daughters Maudie a mentally impaired cripple who dies over a horrid weekend in Charlottesville when she's about twenty; and Peyton beautiful and intelligent and doomed Maudie is Helen's favorite; Milton rather forgets she's around Peyton is the target of Helen's powerful loathing and Milton's discomfiting affection if it best can be called that Helen and Milton have an awful marriage marked by fear and bitterness; it's a relationship that reminds me of W Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage Milton finds solace for a time in his longtime mistress Dolly Bonner Biting at the heels of them all is a haunting sense of godlessnessMost novels unfold in a variation between expansion and compression that is stretching some scenes out and compressing others into a few lines in a way that brings texture and movement to the tale Styron however settles almost entirely in the expansion mode; he is patient with his story and adept at honing in on the inward energy of self destruction the outward energy of gossip and posturing While it seems to be an old fashioned fictional techniue to dwell on description I found myself fond of Styron's sharp lingering eye on the faces of his characters whether like Peyton Milton and Helen they bear an influence that is felt on every page or like Peyton's wedding guests or her first beau Dick Cartwright they float in for a short timeNarrative texture then comes to this novel in other ways the lyrical opening pages of a train traveling through Virginia told in disarming second person for example and the surprising section near the end that shifts into breathless first person for fifty pages without a single paragraph break Oftentimes we approach a scene already knowing how it will unfold We move closely into the minds of a number of characters watching some of these expansive scenes at the distance of say Carey the frustrated Episcopal minister or Lennie the red headed urbanite Other scenes are owned only by the narrator in for example a fascinating account of the history of Potter's Field the island off New York where un claimed bones are lain and then moved and then lain again as space permits The variation of voice is what keeps a painful story palatableIn a passage describing society's reaction to the affair between Milton Loftis and Dolly Bonner Hell they'd say in the country club locker room you know how Milt's getting his Everybody knew bearing testimony to the fact that suburban vice like a peeling nose is almost impossible to conceal It went all over town this talk like a swarm of bees settling down lazily on polite afternoon sun porches to rise once and settle down again with a busy murmur among cautious ladylike foursomes on the golf course buzzing pleasurably there amid ladylike whacks of the golf ball and cautious pullings down of panties which bound too tightly Everybody knew about their affair and everybody talked about it and because of some haunting inborn sueamishness it would not have relieved Loftis to know that nobody particularly caredAt times I itched at the book's pretension the ambitions of the artist to make this an epic are painfully apparent and his relentless focus on the humiliations of his characters sometimes feels exploitative When I closed the book finally I was relieved to be free of the tension of characters that find so many ways to enact and absorb violence I wish the book had been trimmed by about fifty pages or so Simply put Styron can overdo it Perhaps this is the one place where the youthfulness of the author peeps through Another flaw of the book? His rendering of African American communities in Virginia rings of condescension and is marred by simple stereotypes watermelon fried chickenI came away from Lie Down in Darkness impressed with Styron's guts both as a technician and an imagination Indeed I was surprised by how far Styron was willing to go with the macabre; the overtures of incest took me aback and complicated the rendering of love that threads through the novel Despite the book's weaknesses Styron's gifts are enveloping This was the first of his relatively few books that I have read It won't be the last


  6. Debbie Debbie says:

    I read almost half of this book and realized I had no interest in finishing it The book starts with the death of Helen and Milton Loftis’s daughter Peyton Milton is a philandering alcoholic and Helen is a cold controlling martyr The book goes back over this family’s terrible past I couldn’t continue reading about their cruelties to each other and to themselves I have too many books that I’m looking forward to reading so I’m telling this one farewell


  7. Albert Albert says:

    Sometimes three stars means a novel was a good experience Sometimes it means there was great and not great mixed together I have previously read Styron's The Confessions of Nat Turner and Sophie's Choice Neither was an easy read but they were remarkable and memorable and in many ways enjoyable Reading Lie Down in Darkness was a painful experience The writing itself was uite beautiful The structure of the novel was uniue and worked to support the story It is very hard to imagine this a first novel The craft seems so advancedTo love a novel I need something than story But I still need a story that grabs me I don't have to like the characters but I need to feel something about themThe story of Loftis Helen and Peyton is foretold in the first few pages of the novel There was no story to be told Only explanations I didn't like the characters or strongly dislike them I felt sorry for them but mostly I didn't care I looked at a piece of art was amazed at the abilities of the artist but didn't enjoy the art


  8. Carol Storm Carol Storm says:

    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 had a life full of uncommon satisfactions Instead she was tormented from early childhood by a sense of being unloved and unworthy of love William Styron's debut novel published in 1951 tells the story of a tragedy that resonates not only for its sadness but for its painful sense of the arbitrary nature of fate Outwardly Peyton Loftis seems blessed in so many ways yet inwardly she is cursed by self loathing and her self destructive tendencies become and pronounced over time Is it the ugliness of the modern age that drives her to her fate? Her death comes on the day the Atomic bomb explodes over Hiroshima Or is it the lingering taint of slave owning and the blood of the innocents shed over centuries marinating in the dark and bloody soil of Virginia?The reader is carried along by a dark tide of events as Peyton grows from a precocious and thoroughly captivating little girl to an adored and celebrated college co ed to a lost and bewildered bohemian in the alien cities of the north As bewitching as she is the Virginia debutante who has been raised to see herself as an aristocrat proves to be a poor fit for the modern world Like Lily Bart before her Peyton is unable to escape the easy role of a prized possession a cherished ornament rather than a fully functional human being It is highly significant that this southern heroine's attempts to adjust to modern northern life end in disaster Married to a ruggedly handsome and politically adventurous Jewish painter Peyton soon finds that the demands of marriage cooking cleaning buying toilet paper are as jarringly unfamiliar as a world in which a hundred thousand innocents can be vaporized in a single white hot flash Jazz singers sing about sex wailing the wang wang blues The subways are filled with smelly Puerto Ricans Laughing Negroes saunter through the streets Lions and tigers and bears oh my Peyton genuinely wants to be a part of this crude and vital new world but she simply isn't coarse enough to endure Or something Staggering through the sweltering streets in an urban and alien landscape lost in a Roman wilderness of pain unable to envision a place for herself in the modern multi racial America which her own Virginia ancestors both fought for and betrayed the stunningly beautiful but fatally flawed Peyton makes a shattering realization about her own inexorable fateLIE DOWN IN DARKNESS contains some laughably outdated ideas about the innate refinement of southern females but in spite or perhaps because of these dated elements the tragedy of Peyton Loftis remains genuinely poignant William Styron wrote this book before he turned thirty and though his career dragged on for three decades he never again reached the heights of his debut novel


  9. zhixin zhixin says:

    yet so archetypical is this South with is cancerous religiosity its exhausting need to put manners before morals to negate all ethos Call it a husk of a cultureThe above uote summarises what I feel towards the South and also why I when I do not unwittingly borrow a book without knowing what it is about try to avoid novels set in the South as much as possible I was mistaken it is not racism against African Americans that I prefer not to read about excusing myself by saying Once you've read one you've read it all knowing perfectly well that the same could be said about any other topic trivially No I have pinpointed it down in the course of reading this novel it is the South with all its tight appearances its fakery its religion and all that sin and guilt and sin and guilt and the heat the sun there is always the sun unrelenting yellowed leaves and insistent bees the worn down tracks and stagnant puddles I don't like reading about the South And the neuroticism The obsessiveness Whirling and whirling oh I have been done wrong to how I hate her my daughter a whore and a tramp how I have saved my weak husband how I hate all these men This book fleshes finely how infectious this tight hold on madness is spreading across the family outside of the family to anyone who gives a damn about any of them The helplessness of it because our only tool is reason and madness pays no heed to reason Wings and drowning and time Madness plays everything over and over amplifies it until all you can focus on is one look one act whinging about it again and again until I can't stand it I keep reading and reading and spiral down the same corkscrew as the characters until I am half mad myself Three stars despite the beautiful prose the bubbling prose that goes on stream of consciously? Yes purely because I can't take this neuroticism I cannot fault it for its techniue nor its characterisation nor its plot This is fully me I just can't take this bomb of a story with its run on lines its endless time stopped moments its drunken stupor tell me you can after reading 400 pages of descriptive prose including 50 pages of ONE paragraph You got me right ONE PARAGRAPH foams and dies I also forgot to mention how disturbing Milton's lust for his daughter is I was very sure I was going to find that he raped her somewhere in there


  10. Mike Mike says:

    William Styron's first novel at 25 is my favorite as much as I value what came later Peyton Loftis is a haunting figure lusted after by her father hated by her mother and thus probably doomed from early on But we get to see the fall There's nothing melodramatic about any of it Words like 'searing' and 'shattering' come to mind when I think of the overall impact of this book


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