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Sophie's Choice by William Styron

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Hello there

 

How are you all doing?

 

I finally finished 'Sophie's Choice' by William Styron.

 

This book was readable but I was slightly disappointed by it, the characters were good but not rememberable, and you actually did not care what happened to them. Parts of the story were sad but this sounds really awful, but Sophie really annoyed me and that was even before I found out what her choice was, which I found very difficult to read.

 

It was a well thought out story but I don't think I will read it again.

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Hi there :roll:

 

I remember reading Sophie's Choice many years ago when my 2 boys were about the same age as the children in the book and, even now, I'm still haunted by the choice that Sophie was forced to make. :) I still think about it from time and time and wonder how I would have coped.

 

It's a very depressing book and not one I would recommend, especially if you're a parent.

 

I believe they made a film of it with Meryl Streep (an actress that I normally like to watch in a film) but I couldn't ever relive the sad parts.

 

Carole

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Thanks for your reply, it must have been very difficult for you to read, I don't have children and it was hardgoing, very sad and tragic for me.

 

There was a film of 'Sophie's Choice' which starred Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline.

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