Friday, August 14, 2009
Wally Lamb's much anticipated novel, "The Hour I First Believed" was a thoroughly enjoyable read. With small connections to his previous book "I Know This Much Is True", Lamb's development of characters draws you in and leaves pieces of each with you. Part relationships, crime, family history,and a struggle to discover his true self, the main character, Caelum, is haunted by the Columbine shootings. A work of fiction, Lamb draws upon real events to forge that deeper bond with the characters. A hefty book for sure, I rushed through it in a week, unable to put it down. A must-read for fans of Lamb, the ending will remain with you for some time.