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post #21 of 38
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He has a new one coming out later this year
Oooh I can't wait! Can you send me a link to a synopsis if you have one? When is it coming out?
post #22 of 38
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Originally Posted by mommymonkey View Post
He has a new one coming out later this year
Yay!!!:
Okay, I have the book in hand. I'm ready.
post #23 of 38
I recently read this book, as a matter of fact, after reading this thread I went to library and got the book and read it.

This is so far my #1 favourite book! It's really intersting and very moving and funny all at the same time. I loved the writing.

Anyone here read it? And how did u like it?
post #24 of 38
I read this book when it first came out years ago, and it was one of those books that really touched me. I loved diving into it, and it was a great journey to take while reading it. Wally Lamb is an amazing writer. Everyone I know irl who has read it has been upset or disturbed by it or just didn't like it. I would love to talk to other readers who loved it as much as I did/do (I've probably re-read it 4 or 5 times, but I'm more than willing to do it again for the book club!).
post #25 of 38
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Oooh I can't wait! Can you send me a link to a synopsis if you have one? When is it coming out?
I googled it - Looks like it's called The First Hour I Believed, and it's a story about an teacher that was trapped in the library during the Columbine tragedy (it is fiction). Wow, I like Lamb's heavy stuff - but this one sounds really intense. Comes out November 11, 2008.
post #26 of 38
This is one of my all-time-favourite-books. I think he is an incredible, gifted writer and I would love to re-read this book...again (I've read it about 4 times and have it in both hard and soft cover).

I stopped looking for a new book by Wally Lamb a few years ago, so thank you for the update about the new one FINALLY coming out!
post #27 of 38
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I googled it - Looks like it's called The First Hour I Believed, and it's a story about an teacher that was trapped in the library during the Columbine tragedy (it is fiction). Wow, I like Lamb's heavy stuff - but this one sounds really intense. Comes out November 11, 2008.
I know! I'm so excited....BTW, I'm reading IKTMIT as we speak.
post #28 of 38
so, when do we start discussing?
post #29 of 38
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so, when do we start discussing?
Now!!:

IBRB, babe just woke.
post #30 of 38
What a coincidence, I just started reading this last week. Can I join? I'm on page 112...and really annoyed with that Ray character...this seems like a book that I'm going to miss once it's done. Anyone else?
post #31 of 38
should we wait 'til everyone's finished?
post #32 of 38
OH- I read this awhile ago. It's good. He wrote "She's Come Undone" also, which I remember being good.
post #33 of 38
[QUOTE=atpeace;12438313]this seems like a book that I'm going to miss once it's done.QUOTE]

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I LOVE this book. I have read it a few times and each time I finish it I miss it. It really draws me in-- Wally Lamb is such a fantastic writer.
post #34 of 38
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Originally Posted by ~Calla~ View Post
Now!!:

IBRB, babe just woke.
would you like to start us off? since you started the thread.
post #35 of 38
ive read this book 3 times. its absolutely amazing. i dont want to reread it now as its only been about a year since the last time i read it. that book really digs deep with me and i find i need time to recover.
but id love to discuss it,maybe ill just reread parts of it as parts are brought up...

i totally have a weird emotional reaction to this book. my moods and perspective on the world and family/friends/relationships totally get 'shaded' while im reading this book. so when i do read it, i read it fast during a period of time when im not being really social.

when i gave it to my partner to read ,i noticed he got totally moody and a little dark. i think some parts hit closer to home for him than it did for me. so when he was getting his b*tch on, i just totally ignored it until he finished the book.

this was one of those books that dug right into me and lodged itself permanently somewhere in my brain.


i loved shes come undone too. i think i got about half way through that book before i realized it was written by a man. then i was hooked on wally lamb for life. im sooooooo excited for his new book. just in time to read it during a long dark winter day.
post #36 of 38
I finished She's Come Undone about a week ago. I really enjoyed it, I am on the waiting list for I Know This Much Is True at the library. I can't wait to read it now that I read all your great reviews.
post #37 of 38
I love Wally Lamb, although I read both his books so long ago I don't remember the details, but I know I liked it.
post #38 of 38
I loved She's Come Undone, but found IKTMIT to be kindof tedious. It had it's moments, but....yawn.
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