I recently suggested this book to my virtual book club, and was surprised when everyone agreed to it and then actually read it because it is long. Not to mention it is also dark. There were large swaths of the book, chapters with one character's perspective in particular, that I flat out skimmed/skipped because my heart could not take it.
The last time I read Wally Lamb was back in college, so it's been over 10 years. I remember I Know This Much is True and She's Come Undone as amazingly deep stories. And just as this latest book We Are Water had its first twist, I also remembered why Wally Lamb is such a powerful writer. He introduces topics gently, and then hits you over the head with them emotionally later on.
I gave this book 3 stars on Goodreads. If you're a Wally Lamb fan, then I would recommend reading it to get a sense of his latest work. I would also recommend it for its powerful storyline and deep character development. It's not a book to read on a beach, or lightly in passing.