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I Know This Much Is True

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

60 out of 65 people found this review helpful.

A True Page Turner

This novel touched me in so many ways. From the length of the novel (897 pages), I thought that it was going to be a dragged-out novel that was very slow paced and boring however, my assumptions were proven wrong. From the very first chapter of this extraordinary nov...
This novel touched me in so many ways. From the length of the novel (897 pages), I thought that it was going to be a dragged-out novel that was very slow paced and boring however, my assumptions were proven wrong. From the very first chapter of this extraordinary novel I was HOOKED! The rate at which shocking events happen is uncanning and sudden. Wally Lamb relates his characters to the audience both mentally and physically, while pertaining to the ethos and pathos of the readers. You grow with the main character (Dominick) as he expresses his past, his fears, his doubts and feel every emotion that he is feeling. This novel is overflowing with conflict, drama, uncertainty and resolutions that cause it to be a true tear-jerker. Being a twin myself I noticed that the talented Wally Lamb got every detail about twins down correctly: the differences, the similarities, the hate, the love, and the jealousy. Each time an new event occurred in the novel, it caused me to think of my brother (my other half) due to the gifted writing style of Mr. Lamb. I, without a doubt, would recommend this novel! It causes people to think about their past, their present and their future. Furthermore, it gives people insight to the steps one needs to take in life on multiple levels: for forgiveness for love for redemption and, of course, for peace.

posted by Anonymous on July 11, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Too Many Unnecessary Disturbing Plot Lines

Because this book is so widely popular, it feels odd writing a review that isn't overwhelmingly positive. Is it engaging, unique, and unpredictable? Absolutley. Realistic, inspiring/thought-provoking, and addicting? No quite. The plot lines are unbelievable, and a LOT o...
Because this book is so widely popular, it feels odd writing a review that isn't overwhelmingly positive. Is it engaging, unique, and unpredictable? Absolutley. Realistic, inspiring/thought-provoking, and addicting? No quite. The plot lines are unbelievable, and a LOT of them are very disturbing and unnecessary. Rape, murder, perversion, beastiality, broken families, abondonment, depression, suicide, and diseases (both chronic and sexually transmitted). This book would have been great if even just half of those were eliminated. I'm tired of reading stories that indulge the horrific things in life, and squeeze in as many scenarios as possible. This is the third book by Wally Lamb that I've read, and the last.

posted by JessWhite on April 25, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2002

    Interesting, but not worth it

    The length is not what turned me off. It was the superfluous vulgarity and violence. Wally took everything bad about people and showcased it in this epic-length book. I know everyone else in the world loves it, judging from all the '5 stars' reviews, but I had an awful time reading it. I kept thinking it would get better, and it never did! I loved 'She's Come Undone,' but Wally did a 360 on this one.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2002

    Definitely not as good as 'She's Come Undone'

    I was so excited about this book. I read a quarter of the book, before finally, giving up. I really don't like reading a book when I don't particularly care for any of the characters. I also didn't really care for all the foul language either. This book is definitely overrated. Don't waste your time or money. A FAR better book is Jewel - by Brett Lott. Now this one is FANTASTIC!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2000

    This much I can live without

    The sparks for several good, or at least interesting novels, lie buried somewhere in the wreckage of these 800 plus pages of misery. But if picking through refuse isn't your idea of leisure reading, stay clear of this particular tome. Wally Lamb has chosen to serve up every kind of human suffering he could pack into one book and deliver it through the lives of several disagreeable characters, over several generations and 2 continents. We are served: slavery, divorce, adultery, incest, bigotry, subsance abuse, child pornography, rape, incarceration, World Wars, Vietnam, car crashes, suicides, and the list goes on. I do not recall one single decent thing happening in all of the book. Moreover, because all of the characters were either so mean or pitifull, I didn't even care. I wouldn't recommend this book to a friend, but I might send it off as a gift to someone I'm not very fond of.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    Snoozer

    This book was boring way too much useless information. Got to page 250 than started skimming the pages for the good stuff. I just want to know what happens to Thomas and the grandfathers story. I dont care about their pasts..

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