KimN ~ I Know This Much Is True

20 11 2009

I Know This Much Is True ~ Wally Lamb

iktmitI vaguely remember reading Lamb’s novel She’s Come Undone a looong time ago.  Anyhow, I picked this book up at a used book sale in Whistler on the long weekend – prior to finding it at the sale,  I almost bought it at Chapters!  I don’t really know much about what the novel is about, because I picked it based on the cover… so here goes nothing!

~ I finished this book last weekend.  I think I’m still processing how I felt about it, and getting over how long it was and how long it too me to read it – 897 pages!  Longest book I’ve read in a long time… it actually wasn’t as hard to read as I thought an almost 900 page book would be.

The book was ok – I don’t think I’d say good or great… definitely not one of my favourite books ever, but it did have its interesting moments.  As you may have guessed from the cover, this novel is about twins – Thomas and Dominick.  In the first chapter you find out that Thomas is schizophrenic and has cut off his hand.  Dominick appears to be the ‘steady’ twin, until you read on and see his life unravel and become clearer in through his own eyes.

I do have to say, though, that Lamb is a very good writer – easy to read and great at conveying emotions and painting a vivid story.

Read this one if you are interested in a long read, and in twins.