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 the reproductive bonds of destruction and the powerful force of forgiveness. A masterpiece that breathtakingly tells a story of alienation and connection, power and abuse, devastation and renewal—this novel is a contemporary retelling of an ancient Hindu myth. A proud king must confront his demons to achieve salvation. Change yourself, the myth instructs, and you will inhabit a renovated world.
Topics: Connecticut, New York City, 1990s, Emotional, Psychological, Heartbreaking, Panoramic, Mental Illness, Twins, Schizophrenia, Family, Brothers, Siblings, Love, Death, Fathers, Suicide, Abuse, Depression, Dysfunctional Family, Guilt, 20th Century, American Author, and Male Author
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I've started reading I Know This Much is True on the 15th of May. It is now the 25th and i am nearly finished.
I have to say that I do think this book could have been cut at least 200 pages.
It was hard to get into, .
i think it took me at least up til page 200, if not page 300 to get in to it.
Now i am at page 785 and am loving it.
But i did read other books while I was reading this one.
I am glad I did not quit though.
It is a very interesting book and story about 2 identical twins, one of them turns out to be schizophrenic. It is mostly about the brother who is not sick and how he is coping.
I will update this journal when I've finished but I'm happy I was able to read this.
Update May 26 2004
I wrote this journal last night. I took the book to bed with me and could not stop reading so I've finished it last night (at 2 am)
I also didnt like how he the author felt compelled to wrap everything up in a bow in the end. Too simplistic and not authenticmore