Reviews

  • A masterpiece, [which leaves] more conventional treatments of the Holocaust, such as Schindler's List, looking obtuse and sentimental

    The Times
  • William Styron's Sophie's Choice is a landmark of mid-20th-century American fiction - an impressively fat novel that most literate Americans claim to have read even if they haven't

    Sunday Telegraph
  • A compassionate, brilliantly written novel

    The Times
  • A weighty, passionate novel . . . courageous [and] masterly

    NY Times
  • Styron is a writer's writer, capable of setting a pastoral idyll in Brooklyn, and the traumas narrated occur alongside a classic American coming-of-age story

    Xan Brooks, Guardian, 1000 novels everyone must read

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