Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb

If you don't read anything else from this blog, you have to read this book. Wally Lamb is my favorite author. I read She's Come Undone and thought it was good. I then read I Know This Much Is True which became my favorite book of all time. I waited ten years for Wally's new book to come out and it was well worth the wait. It is 700 pages plus of story telling at its finest. It is about Caelum Quirk and his wife Maureen. Maureen was trapped at Columbine during the school shootings in 1999. The book then follows them as they try to recover from this tragic event. As no one can do, Wally then incorporates Caelum's past and ancestors into the present day story. I don't want to give too much away, but it is a whirlwind of a read. I could have read it in a few days, but wanted to take my time because I knew it might be years before Wally comes out with another book. This is a must read!!!