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Huge American bestselling novel that tells of identical twins: one, a paranoid schizophrenic, and his brother whose life is dominated by his ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.750
Brook

Fantastic Read!

by Brook on Jun 7, 2010

Don't let the near 900 pages scare you. I never once got lost, tired or bored with this book. Wally Lamb is an incredible author. I've seen some bad reviews here, but please note, they are few & far between. Besides the main character & his journey in this book, I LOVED Doctor Patel. Hands down my 2nd favorite character! Yes, the book is sad, but it's real & deals with so many facets of the real lives we have to go through everyday. Overcoming those can seem sometimes impossible, as in this book. I just want to say, some have mentioned the "story within the story" being hard to keep up with, but it's not. As a matter of fact, the grandfathers story was part of what made this book good. It gave a view into the past that was relevant & it caused a ton of emotions for me. I went from laughing to crying to being just straight-up angry at this old man, but it was a fantastic add on to this story & was not at all hard to follow. I never once wanted to put this book down & as I got closer to the end I tried to read slower so it wouldn't end. Do yourself a favor and put this on your summer reading list. If you're a true reader who enjoys great writing, you wont be disappointed! Also, go online & find some of Wally Lamb's self written articles about any of his writings, especially his work with the women?s prison. This will endear you that much more to this man. He is an incredible person with an even more incredible heart.

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Debbie

The Best!

by Debbie on Jun 7, 2010

I could read Wally Lamb all day every day! This was the best 800+ pages I've ever spent my time on. The story was engaging & honest. It had you forming your own theories within the first few chapters. This author's words flow like a violin in a symphony. He's intelligent, but does not write "above your head". I wont give away any of the story, but if you are a true reader that likes to laugh, cry, mourn, & celebrate with the endearing characters you grow to love throughout, you will not be disappointed. This is the first of his books I've read & his others are on my wish list already. Pick this one up & enjoy! Also, if you can find any articles written by him about any of his books or his writing, please read. It will make you love this man even more. He is a beautiful person & it shows in every word he writes.

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saraannn912

Summer reading

by saraannn912 on Aug 19, 2007

Ever since I read She's come undone, i have had a tremendous appreciation for Lamb's work. I recieved a copy of this book for my birthday and kept it for my summer reading, it made a perfect book to take out and read in the shade, the emotion, and characters are very relatable, by the end of the book you want to know more about these characters, go and visit them even, they become like family. A definate good read.

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worldbook

My All-Time Favorite book!!

by worldbook on Apr 3, 2007

i loved this book so much! i would recommend it to anyone. lamb is such a good writer.. i am considering reading another one of his books.

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