View Poll Results: Angela's Ashes: Final Verdict

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  • * Waste of time. Wouldn't recommend it.

    0 0%
  • ** Didn't like it much.

    0 0%
  • *** Average.

    0 0%
  • **** It is a good book.

    2 25.00%
  • ***** Liked it very much. Would strongly recommend it.

    6 75.00%
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Thread: Remembering Frank McCourt: Angela's Ashes

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    Very bleak and depressing but so readable and honest. I loved it and went on to read ´Tis!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scheherazade View Post
    I have read the first five chapters and och! I don't think I can hande any more sadness and disaster... Thinking of taking a break to gather some strength before carrying on.
    I'm with you on this one. I read this years ago. My wife had picked it up, got about as far as you did and bailed. I rescued it from her stack and decided to read it because it had a reputation.

    Buh-RUH-thuh! I kept on going only because I was morbidly curious as to how much worse things could get. Here's a guy who goes BACK to Ireland from America in spite of the even worse economy. A guy that takes his own dead son's coffin and uses it for a table IN A BAR (where he customarily squanders every cent he has) to set his pint on. A guy who finally - thankfully - disappears during the war after leaving for England to find work.

    I'll pass on the movie.

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    I don't know if I want to read about alcoholism at its worst.

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    Is there such a thing as alcoholism at its best?

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