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by William Styron

As the fierce lovemaking and fights of Nathan, a paranoiac Jewish intellectual, and Sophie, a Polish-Catholic concentration-camp survivor, intensify, Stingo, a writer who lives below them in a cheap rooming house, becomes more and more involved in their lives
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ISBN: 0816156506
ISBN13: 978-0816156504
Category: Literature
Author: William Styron
Language: English
Publisher: G K Hall & Co (April 1, 1993)
Pages: 879 pages
ePUB size: 1686 kb
FB2 size: 1755 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 553
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A beautiful Polish Catholic survivor of Auschwitz, her Jewish Brooklynite boyfriend, and a young writer from Tidewater Virginia become best friends and spend a memorable summer of 1947 together. It's a story of sex, drugs,booze, and holocaust memories in the time soon after WWII.
Styron had an impressive command of the English language which he mixed with occasional locker room slang to produce a very readable and absorbing novel, with humor sprinkled through the otherwise serious tome. It is a long book but memorable.
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This book is a masterpiece. Any work by William Styron is a masterpiece. He wrote the great American novel - several times over. He may not have set out to do that - but every word he wrote - every chapter read - every book devoured is a completely awesome experience for the reader. After reading this book, or any of his other books - most others will pale by comparison. Of course, if every author was a genius then this author would be status quo - but of course that is not the case. Pick up any of his works, sit right down and be prepared to be awed. And they are books you will reread because you just can't stop yourself.
One of the best books I've ever read. Beautiful prose and storytelling, I read this book five times hoping, as a fledgling writer, I could come close to the beauty of the writing. Although a tragic story with a heart-wrenching moment when the reader finds out the choice Sophie had to make, it contrasts her experiences in a Nazi concentration camp with her modern life in New York. Light-hearted moments in the book help make the tragic moments more palatable.
A dictionary will be helpful insomuch as Styron has such a vast ease with the English language. Expansive in scope and quality, he really takes readers on a wonderful ride.

This gutwrenching story of the title character is emotionally charged. Further, comparisons between the Holocaust and American slavery is compelling in demonstrating humanity's propensity for evil.

Well worth your time.
This was the 52nd book I’ve read since February, 2017, and it was far and away the best. Pathos without end, it’s the story of three friends living in Brooklyn soon after World War II. Stingo, an aspiring author, moves into a boarding house where he meets and becomes fast friends with Sophie and her boyfriend, Nathan. Sophie is a survivor of the horrors of Auschwitz, and much of the story unfolds as she tells Stingo about her time in Poland before the war, then the horror of the camp. The other main storyline is the relationship between Sophie and Nathan, and how Stingo becomes their friend. It’s not only the best novel I’ve read this year, it is now an all-time favorite. You may need tissue.
Hard, difficult reading....was finding myself to try a skim through sections of his philisophical verbage, just to get to the story. But little tidbits were hidden in his long winded ranting and had to read it to get the story. Deep and tough like Dreisers American Tragedy, but a lot less readable. Good book to put me asleep at night - usually did get through more than 2-3 kindle pages before sleeping. Too long.
This is the first time I’ve tackled a Styron novel – and I use the word “tackled” deliberately. As you might expect from the reputation of both the novel and the novelist, this is no light read. Not in its subject matter nor in its literary style. As an avid reader and an author, I like to think I have a pretty decent vocabulary, but I have never used my Kindle’s dictionary so often. But I didn’t mind as I could tell from the get-go that I was in the hands of a writer who had long mastered the use of the English language and used every bit of it to tell a dark and complex, non-linear story.