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This Much is TrueDominick, one of two identical twins suffers a difficult childhood with an unsympathetic and sometomes vicious stepfather. Then his twin brother gets diagnosed as a paranoid scizophrenic and cuts his own hand off in a public library as an anti Gulf War gesture. Then his baby daughter dies aged three weeks. Then his wife divorces him 'cos he got a vasectomy without telling her. Then his new girlfriend gets pregnant by her bisexual, HIV positive lover. Nothing seems to go right, but he reads his grandfather's autobiographical papers, has some therapy and it all turns out ok eventually.
by Wally Lamb
Score: 8
Published: tbc
Read: May 1st 2003

Comments


John said

This was very enjoyable, if a little bit long (850 pages). Good characters, and in spite of the improbably long list of sad events above, the plot was all quite believable.

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