Reviews of I Know This Much Is True (1998)
Review by hambryman (2004-02-28)
Hands down, the best book I have ever read. Yes, it is 900 pages, but if you can make it through the first chapter, I assure you that you'll be hooked. I read the last half of the book straight through one night for almost 10 hours.
The layers and connections between the characters are amazing and wonderfully relatable, especially because they make sense instead of being trite conveniences.
"I Know This Much Is True" is very suspenseful as well. The characters lives are full of situations and complications that keep you interested. I never wanted the story to end.
I have told everyone I know to read this novel. It is round, complete and satisfying. I can't say enough great things about this work.