Sophie's Choice by William Styron

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Title : Sophie's Choice
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ISBN : 0679736379
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 562 pages


Monty rated it ★☆☆☆☆

April 01, 2008

It seems a lot of people have a problem with the prose being pretentious and overwritten. However, I had a big problem with the unfolding of the plot. This was a strange book for me because I really wanted to like it and even thought I liked it after I was finished. It took me about a week to thi...

Aaron rated it ★★★★★

May 26, 2007

William Styron's "Sophie's Choice" has to stand as one of the 20th century's great American novels. Based very loosely on his own experiences in the late 1940s in New York, Styron makes himself into a writer called Stingo who moves into a boarding house in Brooklyn, where he meets a Polish emigré...

Dolors rated it ★★★★★

October 22, 2017

“Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality.” Emily Dickinson Styron brings the Brooklyn of the forties and its flourishing intellectualism back to life through the eyes of three characters, whose irreconcilable pasts find a comm...

Lawyer rated it ★★★★★

September 28, 2014

Sophie's Choice: William Styron's Novel of Choices, Hobson's and Otherwise This novel was chosen by members of On the Southern Literary Trail as a group read for September, 2014. Sophie's Choice, First Ed., First Prtg., William Styron, Random House, New York, New York, 1979 The gate to Auschwit...

Chanda rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 08, 2011

I was surprised by this book; it wasn't what I expected. It was less engaging than I anticipated it being and parts of it were rather difficult for me to get through. The 'growing pains' of Stingo were not where my interest was centered. I think he's kind of a pansy to be honest. I'm also surpris...

blakeR rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 21, 2017

I stuck with it out of curiosity, not so much to find out what her choice was, but because this is supposedly an important American novel and I kept waiting for the "Aha!" moment when it would finally get good. Unfortunately it was just way too long. I now know what it's like to suffer from too m...

K.D. rated it ★★★★☆

June 18, 2012

It was good that I missed the Oscar-nominated movie adaptation of this book when it was shown in 1985. My curiosity to find out what exactly was the meaning of the "choice" in the title, kept me leafing through the pages until it was revealed towards the end. There are actually two. Sophie, the b...

Cheryl rated it ★★★★★

May 27, 2014

Confessional monologues to serve as counter narratives. Flashbacks from an American boarding house to Auschwitz. An intriguing love triangle. Secrets and lies unfolding with each new chapter. Sex, written with meticulousness. This is how Styron gets you to stick with this intricately woven and st...

Himanshu rated it ★★★★☆

December 03, 2015

A Study in the Faithlessness of Hope OK, first of all, let's get something over with. A young amatuer (not so Southern) writer comes to Brooklyn, meets a Polish émigré, falls straight away in love with her. But this Holocaust victim, tattooed on her hand, in her heart and soul, Auschwitz's purga...

Matt rated it ★★★★★

April 26, 2016

The term “Sophie’s Choice,” which derives from a critical plot point in William Styron’s eponymous novel, has become a prominent American idiom. You’ve probably heard it in your daily life. It was the subject of a relatively well-received movie starring Meryl Streep. Certainly, you’ve come across...

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