Monday, December 6, 2010

Another book

I just finished reading a honkin' book. I read a long time ago Wally Lamb's She's Come Undone. And saw another of his in Goodwill so picked it up. Turns out I am following a theme of alcoholics, though in this book it's just one element. I almost gave up on this huge book several times, but I'm glad I worked my way through it. "The Hour I First Believed". It sort of traces the impact of violence in a family over time, most specifically in one that's related to Columbine. It was not as subtle a book as Blame, nor as good I thought, but still definitely worth reading if you can just go with the negative flow that is his life.

5 comments:

laura b. said...

I had mixed feelings about She's Come Undone...same thing with I Know This Much is True. There were things I liked about them, yet they seemed so difficult and somewhat unappealing at times.

I haven't tried The Hour I First Believed yet. Sounds like one to save for when I'm feeling up to a worthwhile challenge.

3GirlKnight said...

And here I thought it was a book about honkin'. So disappointed.

Sorry, just being an ass. Thanks for the recommendation!

Mel said...

I'm of the same opinion of Laura--there were things I liked and disliked about the books. And I've not read the one you wrote of...but I'll give it a review or two and see if I can pick it up. (and add it to the stack by the nightstand....LOL)

Churlita said...

I thought any Wally Lamb book I've read was kind of hard to read, because they made me so sad. I suppose that means they were effective, though.

Pamela said...

Just note everyone that it's not for everyone. I'm not so sure it was for me, but in the end I'm glad I read it.