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I Know This Much Is True
I Know This Much Is True
Author: Wally Lamb
With his stunning debut novel, She's Come Undone, Wally Lamb won the adulation of critics and readers with his mesmerizing tale of one woman's painful yet triumphant journey of self-discovery. Now, this brilliantly talented writer returns with I Know This Much Is True, a heartbreaking and poignant multigenerational saga of ...  more
ISBN-13: 9780060987565
ISBN-10: 0060987561
Publication Date: 5/1/1999
Pages: 912
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  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 969 ratings
Publisher: Regan Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, 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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Helpful Score: 5
Amazing book. I read it years ago yet it still stays with me.
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This is a really long book!It is about a man who is a twin. He is the "normal" one: his brother has schizophrenia and commits an act(no spoilers from me) that leaves not only his family but also the community in shock.
This is about the "normal" twin trying to deal with it all and keep it all together: helping his brother, the death of his mom, his sometimes hateful step father, the divorce from his wife after the loss of his infant daughter, finding out about family history and his new girlfriend that he can either take or leave but stays with not to be alone. (You feel for him)
While he goes to talk to his brothers therapist to help his brother we start to think that maybe he needs the most help of all...
gets interesting and surprising towards the end...
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This book kept me in thrall for all of it's 897 pages - even when I was through, I wasn't ready to be done. A wonderful story, with characters you care about and could know, characters both brilliant and flawed that draw you into their lives.
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I loved Wally Lamb's book She's Come Undone so I decided to try another book by him and that's how I came across I Know This Much Is True. It was really, really long. The story dragged on and on at times. I would have given this book 4 or 5 stars if Lamb would have edited out 400+ pages which would have been very easy for him to do. The content would not have been affected at all.


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