Frank McCourt - Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
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The author recounts his childhood in Depression-era Brooklyn as the child of Irish immigrants who decide to return to worse poverty in Ireland when his infant sister dies. Read by Frank McCourt. Book available.
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Nov 15, 2001
An autobiography of autobiographies - Angela's Ashes
Pros: Excellently written. What an autobiography ought to be.
Cons: Very few. Style does not quite fit the norm.
Stunning look at life in general, and a life in particular, from a man born in America, and desperate and hopeful to return. Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 10, 2006
Angela's Ashes - powerful but troubling - there are no excuses
Pros: This true story is hard to read and hard to put down.
Cons: This one ripped at my heart. I can't find any compassion for the parents.
Angela's Ashes is a powerful memoir. It's hard to read and hard to put down. Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 21, 2007
"...and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood."
Pros: Well-written, brutally honest memoir
Angela's Ashes is, undoubtedly, one of the best books to have been published in the past 20 years, and it should be read by everyone. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 11, 2002
McCourt's Path to Success
Pros: An extremely well-written book
Cons: The thought of extreme poverty is absolutely depressing.
Quite simply, the best autobiographical piece of text out there! Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 12, 2000
A phoenix from the flames
Pros: Brutal, beautiful prose
Cons: None Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 25, 2000
Growing Up on Fried Bread & Tea
Pros: Captivating Writing
Cons: Very Sad in Parts Read More at Epinions.com
Aug 12, 2000
When Irish Eyes Are Crying
Pros: engaging writing style and moving story
Cons: terribly depressing Read More at Epinions.com
May 13, 2001
Angel on the seventh Stair
If you can, read the book before you watch the movie. It's great reading. If you've already seen the show, read it anyway. I did. Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 23, 1999
Down and Out in Ireland
Pros: Quite simply the best autobiography you'll ever read, the images are stark, grim and lyrically beautiful
Cons: The stream of consciousness style may turn some readers off Read More at Epinions.com
Sep 12, 2000
Why Was It Called Angela's Ashes?
Pros: Powerful, heartbreaking. Writing style as if through the eyes of a child
Cons: None. Great read! Read More at Epinions.com
May 22, 2002
Made me laugh, made me cry
Pros: Written with the amazing innocence of a child
A fantastic tale of childhood Read More at Epinions.com