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LynnATL, January 2, 2010 (view all comments by LynnATL)
Destine to become an American classic. Beautifully written with engrossing characters.
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Denise Barnett, September 25, 2009 (view all comments by Denise Barnett)
I love Wally Lamb and this book did not disappoint. Very heart-breaking but a true testament to our inate ability to survive the hardships of life. It is a story within a story that Mr Lamb created from Columbine High School to the Civil War. Sounds strange but it is honestly a great book.
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Deborah Fochler, February 8, 2009 (view all comments by Deborah Fochler)
This is not a pleasant subject matter. It is not an easy story to read but it will grab and touch you in ways you cant imagine. Wally Lamb's other books were wonderful - this one is GREAT. It is disturbing, sad, horrifying yet reaffirms our determination to survive the unthinkable. And while Columbine happened in real life it only makes this book more ...more a part of our lives and even more heart-tugging and sad. But, this author is a great story teller and I predict a movie will be made from this book before too long.
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dramarama, December 19, 2008 (view all comments by dramarama)
Lit Lite at its worst. Overly long, pretensious and frankly, not that interesting. Using Columbine as a backdrop smacks of cheap sensationalism. And the images... jerking-off into a Cheetos bag? Really? Spare me those details. Please.
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Susan Harris, December 9, 2008 (view all comments by Susan Harris)
A Wally Lamb book is like taking a walk in an unsafe neighborhood that you can't stay away from. "The Hour I First Believed" is no exception. He writes characters you can not only relate to but start dreaming about. His landscapes are so vivid, you can
actually feel the gravel under your feet. He is an astounding storyteller. The story is not delightful, the characters are people we know. When I am not reading this book I am thinking about it. Life starts to reflect the subject matter. Lamb has written his best book yet. It will disturb you. Truth, even when fictionalized stings. You won't want to put it down.
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Lamb, Wally
by Wally Lamb
Columbine High School Massacre, Littleton, Co
Domestic fiction
Psychological fiction
General Fiction
Literature-A to Z
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9 x 6 x 1.64259 in 35.92 oz

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"Review" by , "[A] tour de force. The Hour I First Believed is his best yet. (Grade: A)"
"Synopsis" by , The #1 New York Times-bestselling author and two-time Oprah's Book Club pick delivers his first novel in over a decade — an extraordinary work of prodigious scope and ambition that explores the consequences of violent events, and the chaos that ensues.
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