le 25 février 2005
I Know This Much Is True is an amazing book that can't really be described in words. At best, I can only say that the story is about twins- one of the twins is afflicted by schizophrenia and the other who is a healthy boy. But the healthy brother seemingly wants to be like his sick brother and does everything possible to make himself mental like his twin brother, a process that is pursued with deliberate actions of madness that affects all around him. Why? We may ask. Simply, the healthy brother is obsessed with guilt and responsibility for the state of his sick brother
This book is just overwhelming. This hair-spinning story will make you laugh, cry, smile gasp, and sigh until the very end. It is so fulfilling. You will be doing yourself an advantage by reading this book. It says a lot that you never knew about.
Also recommended: Disciples of Fortune, Black and Blue, While I Was Gone
le 23 juin 2010
Un anti-héros cherche à sauver son frère jumeau. Le style est du pur Wally Lamb, l'écrivain chez qui on ne devine jamais le processus de création. L'illusion est parfaite: Wally Lamb a filmé les personnages de l'intérieur. Un tableau hyperréaliste et intrigant. Du rhythme et de l'empathie, de l'action comme dans un thriller et un regard édifiant sur le monde américain. A lire si possible en anglais.
le 1 avril 2012
'I Know This Much is True' is one of the best books I have ever read in a long lifetime of avid book reading.It is deeply complex , extremely well-researched and sensitive, with a story that developed in a way that always kept me guessing.It is a long book, and all the better for it. I could hardly bear to put it down and continued reading it at every possible moment until I finished it.