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I Know This Much is True
I Know This Much is True
Author: Wally Lamb
When you're the sane brother of a schizophrenic identical twin, the tricky thing about saving yourself is the blood it leaves on your hands--the little inconvenience of the look-alike corpse at your feet. And if you're into both survival of the fittest and being your brother's keeper--if you've promised your dying mother--then sa...  more
ISBN-13: 9780060391621
ISBN-10: 0060391626
Publication Date: 6/14/1998
Pages: 901
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4.2 stars, based on 231 ratings
Publisher: Regan Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 16
This book is very long and once you get past the beginning, it becomes very interesting. It is about twin brothers, one who is mentally disturbed and the other who just struggles with life trying to cope with his brother's problems. It leads you through a winding road of psychological hardship on both men and how one brother uses his other brother's illness to help himself.
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Helpful Score: 10
This is a great read. If you have ever had to deal with loss and redemption (some day you will) this is a gratifying sage to id with. Its a large book but keeps you interested and turning one more page before you lay it down.
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Helpful Score: 9
One of my all time favorite books. Starts out kind of slow, but if you hang in there, you will be very pleased. It is an epic tale, filled with emotion, inspiration, heartbreak...all the elements you could ever want in a book.
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Helpful Score: 6
Incredible book! It has a lot of vulgar language that bothered me, but the story was so awesome that I could look over it. This book is a journey through one man's life as he confronts his demons and overcomes them while caring for his mentally ill twin brother and abusive stepfather. Very profound. When I finished the book I had to just sit for a minute and think, "Wow."
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Amazing book. I read it years ago yet it still stays with me.
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I hated this book and only bought it because it was an Oprah book club selection. I quickly learned that she & I have very different tastes.

I couldn't finish this book. It was horrible, disturbing and I don't understand the popularity of it, or how it got published in the first place. I don't recommend it for anyone, especially someone who is sensitive.
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Wonderful book going deep into two brothers lives. Just a wonderful read, a must read!
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Lamb's portrayal of a family dealing with schizophrenia is hauntingly real. Well written, complicated, and sensitive. Too many people have little understanding of what it is really like to live with someone who has a mental illness, but Lamb hit the nail on the head. Well worth the time it takes to read it - you won't soon forget this book.


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