Sophie's Choice Author:William Styron 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.
Tis book is one of my favorites. It is written with humor and compassion. The subject matter is adult and can be very depressing as it deals with horrific after effects of the Jewish Massacre of WW2. I consider it one of the finest books ever written on the subject.
Haunting and unforgettable. This is definitely not a happy story and it's not for those who are very sensitive. Sophie's Choice is incredibly sad. Her choice is heartbreaking. However, it's also a powerful story of love and loss. I don't see how one can read this book without being affected in some way. I tried imagining myself in the pivotal scene after Sophie disembarks from the train and is in line, and I can't begin to imagine what I would do. I hope I never do. It would kill me to have to make such a monumental decision.