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Sophie's Choice
Sophie's Choice
Author: William Styron
ISBN-13: 9780553135459
ISBN-10: 0553135457
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 626
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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21 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

lipslady avatar reviewed Sophie's Choice on + 101 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
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.
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Helpful Score: 1
A New York Times bestseller about a woman choosing one of two men.
breakofdawn avatar reviewed Sophie's Choice on + 6 more book reviews
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This book is simply moving and much better than the movie and it really is a very good read. This book is very emotional and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.
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Very deep look at Aushwitz and one of the survivors.
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This is one of my all time favorite books. I have read it twice and bought this for my daughter! LOVE IT!
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Heart-wrenching. Well-written with lots of description to pull you into the book.
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William Styron's most complex and ambitious novel. It is a thriller of the highest order.
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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.
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Great book. One of my favorite Styron books.
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A classic must-read.
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Simply amazing.
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Just as the holocaust was the ultimate example of cruelty that goes beyond imagining, this novel demonstrates the strength of the human spirit to survive despite having undergone the most vicious evil the world has ever known. The cruelty that Sophie has experienced is overwhelming in its magnitude, and her choice to live means a lifetime of self recrimination. Styron's own bouts with depression are obvious "drivers" of the plot and its characters. If you finish this book with your heart intact, read it again. There is indomitable strength and hope in Sophie that will make all of us re-examine our own darkest hours.
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Little worn but famous book
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Great book...better than the movie!
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One of the greatest books I've ever read.
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Styron's masterpiece. One of America's noted authors. The dilemma of choice between evil and evil. Much more character development than the movie.
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Classic read. Enjoyed the book.
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It's been ages since I read this--but found the story and characters riveting.
tish avatar reviewed Sophie's Choice on + 384 more book reviews
only saw the movie...never got around to reading the book
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Even better than the movie
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1983 Edition. Good condition.
This story is heart-wrenching.