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I Know This Much Is True 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.

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  1. This is a book I have been meaning to read since 1997 That s actually even before it was officially published, which might seem weird, if you didn t already know that Wally Lamb was teaching writing at my high school at the time he was working on this novel and if you didn t know that my freshman English class helped edit one of the first chapters, back in 1994 or 1995.The novel tells the story of Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, identical twins dealing with very fraternal problems, namely that This is a book I have been meaning to read since 1997 That s actually even before it was officially published, which might seem weird, if you didn t already know that Wally Lamb was teaching writing at my high school at the time he was working on this novel and if you didn t know that my freshman English class helped edit one of the first chapters, back in 1994 or 1995.The novel tells the story of Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, identical twins dealing with very fraternal problems, namely that Thomas is schizophrenic, and Dominick is almost his last remaining caregiver The novel is about many things, but most of all, as told from Dominick s perspective, it is about forgiveness of the self, of family, of our pasts, b...

  2. I m glad I finally finished because it was one of those books I kept thinking about when I was in the middle of it and I had trouble getting things done until I knew what would happen I really enjoyed it, I think it s hard to write a book with such a complex story l...

  3. This book just went rocketing to my all time Favourites shelf I cannot imagine spending over 20 hours reading a book and not loving it.On my eReader, this book was just 3 pages short of 900 pages, and not one paragraph, not one sentence, not one word in the book could be cut without doing the book and one s reading experience irreparable harm.The main narrator of this book is Dominick whose twin brother Thomas suffers from mental illness This we know from the beginning Throughout the book, This book just went rocketing to my all time Favourites shelf I cannot imagine spending over 20 hours reading a book and not loving it.On my eReader, this book was just 3 pages short of 900 pages, and not one paragraph, not one sentence, not one word in the book could be cut without doing the book and one s reading experience irreparable harm.The main narrator of this book is Dominick whose twin brother Thomas suffers from mental illness This we know from the beginning Throughout the book, both brothers crash and burn a few times as they make their way on their journeys through life Yet they persist in searching out answers for themselves and each other to make those journeysmeaningful and fulfilling Twinship can be a very complex dynamic at the best of times These two take complexity to a level I ve never witnessed before.A secondary narrator is the twins maternal grandfather who dictated and or wrote out his life history before he died It is fascinatin...

  4. This is one of those books I read that has never left me After I finished it I just sat in my chair and cryed for a long time And I can t explain why exactly, as the ending was surprisingly hopeful It explores the nature of close family relationships and how you can love someone and also hate them and be embarrassed by them, and the guilt that results from these conflicting emotions The main character has a mother with physical defects which have inhibited her whole life, a brother with seve This is one of those books I read that has never left me After I finished it I just sat in my chair and cryed for a long time And I can t explain why exactly, as the ending was surprisingly hopeful It explores the nature of close family relationships and how you can love someone and also hate them and be embarrassed by them, and the guilt that results from these conflicting emotions The main character h...

  5. 1.99 Kindle special today This was a GREAT PAGE TURNING STORY Just sayin I d buy it for 1.99 but I already own it Sometimes a reader is simply looking for a stay to lose yourself in This book fits that need This was another on of those 5 star books that I ...

  6. 901 pages I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb is by far the best book I ve read in a long time Calling it my favorite is an understatement as is trying to sum it up in one review During the break, all I wanted to do was read I read about 300 pages a day I can t describe what exactly made me love the book, but I can guess First of all, every character was carefully crafted by the author and each forced me to care about what happened to them The protagonist, Dominick Birdsey, was the pe 901 pages I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb is by far the best book I ve read in a long time Calling it my favorite is an understatement as is trying to sum it up in one review During the break, all I wanted to do was read I read about 300 pages a day I can t describe what exactly made me love the book, but I can guess First of all, every character was carefully crafted by the author and each forced me to care about what happened to them The protagonist, Dominick Birdsey, was the perfect unconventional hero His struggle to stay sane while caring for his schitzophrenic twin brother and a host of other problems was bo...

  7. If I had an All Time Favorites shelf, this book would definitely be on it Wally Lamb s I Know This Much Is True has addictive characters and is beautifully written with so much depth and feeling with absolutely no boring parts to detract from the story The only bad thing about reading this book was wondering how the hell the next one will ever measure up I loved the ending and truly wish it wasn t over If you have not read this wonderful novel, you are really missing out, and do not let the 9 If I had an All Time Favorites shelf, this book would definitely be on it Wally Lamb s I Know This Much Is True has addictive characters and is beautifully written with so much depth and feeling with absolutely no boring parts to detract from the story The only bad thing about reading this book was wondering how ...

  8. This is my favorite book ever I was reading it while I lived in New York, during the 2 weeks I was holed up in my apartment in New Jersey recovering from the shock of 9 11adjusting to life all alone in a big city with just my baby daughter who, at that time, I felt some ambivalence aboutmissing my older two childrenand mostly learning how to live after extracting myself from a rigid and controlling church experience I felt very much like I was learning how to live with a This is my favorite book ever I was reading it while I lived in New York, during the 2 weeks I was holed up in my apartment in New Jersey recovering from the shock of 9 11adjusting to life all alone in a big city with just my baby daughter who, at that time, I felt some ambivalence aboutmissing my older two childrenand mostly learning how to live after extracting myself from a rigid and controlling church experience I felt very much like I was learning how to live with a consolation prize as a life I was very, very lost at that time.The protagonist had also had his life turned upside down by the death of his baby daughter, his wife leaving him and his brother s suicide The st...