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    I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb

    This is probably one of the best books you'll ever read! It's a long book, but well worth it!!!

    Enjoy reading it!!

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    I've been wanting to read it ever since I read She's Come Undone. Have you read both of them? In that case - which one do you prefer? I'll definitely put I Know This Much Is True on my summer reading list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geek the girl
    I've been wanting to read it ever since I read She's Come Undone. Have you read both of them? In that case - which one do you prefer? I'll definitely put I Know This Much Is True on my summer reading list.
    geek the girl: I've read both books and, imo, I Know This Much is True is far better than She's Come Undone. I read She's Come Undone because I loved I Know This Much is True so much, and was a bit disappointed. Wally Lamb really improved as a writer with the second book - it's much deeper and more insightful.
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    I have to disagree...I preferred She's Come Undone.

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    I have to add a dissenting voice here...I hated this book beyond belief. I thought the title was great, it's actually what hooked me into it - but the story depressed the hell out of me. Too bad because I felt the writing itself was quite good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJane
    I have to add a dissenting voice here...I hated this book beyond belief. I thought the title was great, it's actually what hooked me into it - but the story depressed the hell out of me. Too bad because I felt the writing itself was quite good.
    AJane, I was in the middle of a HUGE depression when I read it, so I guess I didn't mind the dark tone of the book! I read She's Come Undone around the same time that I read the very sucky Stones From the River so maybe my opinion of the book has to do with the association with the Ursula Hegi book. I didn't hate She's Come Undone, I just didn't identify with the main character.... okay, not that I'm a man with a schizophrenic twin brother either....
    Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' - Isaac Asimov

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    I love this book, i wish i could buy all these great books but they are all like 30 plus dollars and there are so many good books out there

    I never read Shes Come Undone but I heard a lot about it (mostly good) and I read I know this Much is True and I loved it so much.

    I love this book so very much I read it for a grade 12 book report and couldnt put it down partly because he describes the moods the characters are in so well

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    I read both of the books and much prefer i know this much is true over she's come undone.
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    I am in the very small group of people who absolutely hate these books!

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    I *just* started "She's Come Undone," because I got it for 50 cents at a yard sale. So far I'm intruiged, but not in love, so we'll see.
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