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by Frank McCourt
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Read All The Things! Reviews
Read All The Things! Reviews rated it 3 years ago
I read ‘Tis when I was a teenager, and it’s one of those books that have always stuck with me. I’ve wanted to read Angela’s Ashes for years. I’m glad that I finally got a chance to read it. Frank McCourt was born in depression-era New York, but poverty and his father’s drinking drove his immigrant...
Inked Brownies
Inked Brownies rated it 4 years ago
Innocence was never this hilariousI really enjoyed reading this book. It was like a part of some review on the backflap promised it to be: you can open it up on any page and find yourself drawn into the story. The writing style was a little hard to get into for me at first. I think it took about 50 ...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it 5 years ago
I am searching for more pages, one final chapter. This cannot be how it ends. No, I'm not longing for more because this story was so captivating or the prose beautifully poetic. I seriously can't believe that this whole story leads up to such a lame let-down of an ending. Did I truly just read 362 p...
The Open Book
The Open Book rated it 5 years ago
I can't say I was overly fond of Frank McCourt's celebrated memoir. I found it vaguely disingenuous from the beginning (really, Frank? We're supposed to believe you have such a clear and concise recollection of things that happened before you were five?), which made it difficult for me to really set...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
I wanted to love this book--so many whose opinions I respect adored it beyond words. I actually saw the film and remember liking it a lot. At first I thought I would love it. The book is McCourt's memoir of his miserable childhood in Ireland. With an emphasis on misery. The first pages really pulled...
travelin
travelin rated it 5 years ago
Didn't finish it, quite early I think, since the degree of self-induced suffering in the family seemed either so oversimplified or so ridiculous that it became unacceptable as a conscious act, even the act of writing it without editorializing.Later, if I mentioned the book in Ireland, one or two edu...
Valz
Valz rated it 6 years ago
The best audio book I've ever listened to! McCourt reads it himself, sings the songs, and weaves such a magic spell that you laugh while you cry and are deeply moved.
norma
norma rated it 6 years ago
Horrifying poverty and hilarious narrative. You just can't beat that.
Hellen
Hellen rated it 6 years ago
Memoir about growing up in Limerick, Ireland in the ’30s and ´40s in poverty and with a father drinking the little money the family has. Times are grim and stay grim and where other memoirs tend to go from grim to growth in the form of some sort of reflection throughout the story or at the end, this...
Cathy67
Cathy67 rated it 7 years ago
Knowing I'm in the 1% of reviewers who didn't give this book four or five stars, I'm reviewing it nevertheless. A friend gave me the book and on her recommendation that it was wonderful, I began reading. I put off reading the book for many years because I knew it was very sad. And it was sad.I rem...
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