©1982 William Styron; (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"No reader of Sophie's Choice can doubt that Styron has put immense energy into trying to understand and deal justly with the evils in American history and the European Holocaust, to say nothing of the evil (as well as the good) in his characters....Scene after scene comes back now, long after I last read the book, with astonishing vividness - perhaps the most obvious mark of a masterpiece." (John Gardner)
i loved the book. the editing was a crime
To abridge a book of this quality and magnitude is a crime against literature.
shame on me for not noticing it was abridged before I purchased. I don't understand why they would abridge any book. you miss so much including what the authors intent was for the reader.
there were so beautiful lines in it and it was a powerful story (the small part I heard!)
the narrator had a great voice
Sound was great, loved the reader. Love anything having to do with the Holocaust, and had always heard what a fantastic novel this was. Perhaps, it would have been better had this been an unabridged version. I could never understand why the protagonist was attracted to this dysfunctional woman. This version failed to help me sympathize with Sophie. It was just so-so
Yes I would, because this way, it's easy to make sure you have read one of the classics.
Yes it was.
Zombies. I had always heard about what a great classic this is but I don't get it.
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald-just to get the icky taste out of my brain.
His characters are distinct and he conveys the full range of their emotions.
I learned the signs and symptoms of anemia. Great news-I don't have it.
I imagine this is what we'd get if Ernest Hemmingway had decided to write the screenplay for a pornographic movie.
"Sad and funny"
What a horrible choice to have to make. Heart rending. It's horrible what people can do to other people for a stupid philosophy.
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