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I Know This Much Is True

4 Ratings: 4.3
A book by Wally Lamb

Oprah Book Club® Selection, June 1998:What if you were a 40-year-old housepainter, horrifically abused, emotionally unavailable, and your identical twin was a paranoid schizophrenic who believed in public self-mutilation? You'd either be a guest … see full wiki

Author: Wally Lamb
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Harper Perennial
3 reviews about I Know This Much Is True
review by . January 04, 2001
Upon reflection, I have mixed feelings about this book. The story is sustained over 900 plus pages, kind of "Everyman's Dysfunctional Dictionary" with a twist: twins. The storyline feels authentic as we flash between the growing years of the twins, Thomas and Dominick. In his twenties Thomas develops schizophrenia, and his brother becomes the caretaker after their mother's death. Dominick does not undertake his task lightly. In fact, it dominates his entire life. However, Dominick is not so much …
review by . June 23, 2000
It's been awhile since I enjoyed reading a novel as much as I did this one. It has also been awhile since I read anything this long! At 901 pages in paperback, it's a bit daunting at first, but it reads quickly and is very hard to put down. A large and sprawling story about family relationships, I was often reminded of my favorite novel, Ken Kesey's Sometimes a Great Notion. In both books, the relationships are intense and the characters are flawed but totally human and believable. I Know This Much …
review by . June 18, 2000
It's been awhile since I enjoyed reading a novel as much as I did this one. It has also been awhile since I read anything this long! At 901 pages in paperback, it's a bit daunting at first, but it reads quickly and is very hard to put down. A large and sprawling story about family relationships, I was often reminded of my favorite novel, Ken Kesey's "Sometimes a Great Notion". In both books, the relationships are intense and the characters are flawed but totally human and believable. I Know This …
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