I Know This Much Is True

I Know This Much Is True

Book - 1998
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For most of his life Dominick Birdsey has been living in the shadow of his schizophrenic identical twin, Thomas, but when Thomas commits a violent act that affects both their lives, Dominick decides to leave his home and search for his true identity.
Publisher: New York, NY : ReganBooks, c1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061469084
9780060391621
0060391626
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: ix, 901 pages ;,25 cm

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JCLCatherineG Mar 03, 2015

This is one of the best and most intense books I've ever read.
Right from the start this book has you completely absorbed in the lives and history of these twin brothers. It's harsh, tragic, and very real. You'll remember this family long after you finish the book.

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Roxannigan
Aug 26, 2014

If you think cutting off your hand with a butcher knife and mental illness are entertaining, read on.

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Snowball64
Aug 25, 2014

Still an all-time favorite even though it has been years since I read it.

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emkenny78
Feb 06, 2014

My husband and I both enjoyed this.

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emkenny78
Feb 06, 2014

Another great Lamb book, I enjoyed it.

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mariednguyen
Sep 18, 2013

deep

BrigidScott Jan 17, 2012

I liked it, but am I the only one who thinks that Wally Lamb might have a lot of emotional baggage?

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bellekelly
Sep 27, 2011

This book is absolutely amazing!!!! I haven't found a book that has matched this one.

snowbird922 Aug 18, 2011

My first Wally Lamb book was She's Come Undone, and I think at the time I was still at the stage where I under appreciated the value of a good book. Having read this book you can see Mr. Lamb's great passion for writing and emotion. In this book he says all the things that people dont talk about concerning sibling rivalry, the truth about what we feel our parents do to us that affect the outcome of our adulthood. When I saw all 891 pages I thought I was going to be bored by the end of this book but on the contrary I was more ensconsed with each chapter. Dominico's story and Dominick's reaction to the chain of events in his life had me intrigued from beginning to end. To Mr. Lamb I agree with you yes a book this size is a monster and a daring move but you pulled it off and its emotion rings with every word.

skylars Apr 15, 2011

If you've read one Wally Lamb, you have to read them all. An absolutely wonderful book -- his best.

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FavouriteFiction Oct 14, 2009

Housepainter Dominick has a far from average family. His grandfather seemed to take parenting tips from the SS and his grandmother was a possible teenage murderess. His stepfather is a latent sadist, and his brother Thomas is a politically motivated psychopath. Dominick continues the dysfunctional legacy with rape, a failed marriage, a nervous breakdown and a racist conspiracy against a co-worker.

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