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Sophie's Choice - William Styron
Sophie's Choice
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Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan toward destruction.
Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan toward destruction.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679736370 (0679736379)
ASIN: 679736379
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages no: 562
Edition language: English
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hippieed perceptions
hippieed perceptions rated it
1.5
Well, I finished it. And I despised every moment of it, from the writing to the characters. Maybe I just don't understand or appreciate a writing style such as Styron's, but I just found it incredibly tedious and tiresome to wade through all of Stingo's incessant (and lust-fueled) rambling. I hat...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
4.0 Sophie's Choice
Sophie's choice is about a young writers initiation into sex, a doomed romance and the holocaust experience of a polish woman named Sophie. These three threads are woven together quite well. I found the writers story the least interesting and the most interesting is the holocaust part of the book,...
The House That Books Built
The House That Books Built rated it
1.0 Sophie's Choice
I got half, maybe two thirds of the way through this before I did what I really hate to do and gave up..I just couldn't be bothered.. I can't help thinking that if I had read this in my youth I would have found the tempestuous love affair between Nathan and Sophie highly romantic, and the constant s...
June's Room
June's Room rated it
1.0 Sophie's Choice
I got half, maybe two thirds of the way through this before I did what I really hate to do and gave up..I just couldn't be bothered.. I can't help thinking that if I had read this in my youth I would have found the tempestuous love affair between Nathan and Sophie highly romantic, and the constant s...
Beauty and the Book
Beauty and the Book rated it
4.0
I finally finished this book. I thoroughly enjoyed Styron's style of writing throughout the book. He definitely has a way with words. I also really enjoy reading about WWII so this book was right up my alley.
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