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« on: July 12, 2003, 10:17:43 pm »
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Anybody read / heard of him?

I am a big fan of him. I enjoy reading autobiographies, and Angela's Ashes, and 'Tis are two of my favourite books.
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2003, 04:01:51 am »
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I'ver heard of him and his books.
But haven't read them.
My mum reads Diana Gabaldon. That's apparently soppy and sad as well. You might like them.
Personally i like Bonne and Mills (i think thatz how u spell it) Theyre romance novels!
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2003, 10:34:30 am »
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im about to read angela's ashes after i finish pride and prejudice.
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2003, 03:21:40 am »
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I read both Angela's Ashes and 'Tis.  I found that 'Tis was a lot sadder than Angela's Ashes.  I mean, at least the first book had a bit more innocent humor.  I dunno, it's one of those dark humor books, but I liked them.

The movie sucked though.
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2003, 12:12:13 pm »
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I read Angela's Ashes. It was good, not wonderful... And I've just realised Frank Mc Court is hated by half of Ireland. lol
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2005, 05:19:20 pm »
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*Drags up the thread*

I love Frank McCourt.

I've read both Angela's Ashes and 'Tis and I love them both.

I'm reading Angela's Ashes again.

Such good books. He had such a terrible childhood.
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2005, 05:30:16 pm »
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I thought the books were amazing!
And I really liked the movie aswell, but I found the books A LOT better.
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2005, 05:37:00 pm »
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The books are always better than the films but I like the film too.

The very first time I read Anglea's Ashes i found it really confusing becxause he doens't use speech marks.
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2005, 12:08:29 am »
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I'm reading Angela's Ashes right now. It reminds me so much of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which so far I liked better.

Why do the Irish hate him, because he portrayed Ireland in a bad light? Aw.
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2005, 03:28:20 am »
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The movie adaption of Angela's Ashes is nowhere near the standard of the book, but films never are. I own it, but I always prefer to read the book.

Well, it's been almost two years since I first started this topic, and these books are still two of my favourites. I can't remember how many times I've read them.

I guess I can understand why he's hated back in Ireland. The nation is not exactly portrayed in a great light. However, this hasn't made me think any less of the country. I want to visit Limerick, now.

Has anyone read A Monk Swimming by Malachy McCourt? I read it recently, and while it's not as good as Frank's book, it's still worth a read.
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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2005, 11:24:01 am »
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I might have to read that Malachy MCourt book. I knew he was an actor as it was written in 'Tis.
But he's in Ash Wednesday with Elijah Wood.

It shows that even the poorest children from awful backgrounds can make something of themselfs.

I really want to visit Limerick too Sarah.
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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2005, 04:34:10 pm »
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I have read Angela's Ashes and seen the film which I both liked but I haven't read A Monk Swimming yet.

Wow, I didn't know he was in Ash Wednesday too; I haven't been able to see/buy that movie yet.
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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2005, 07:27:47 am »
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Thanks for the info, Laura. I had no idea Malachy was in Ash Wednesday. I'll have to check it out.
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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2005, 11:38:36 pm »
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Yay, I finished AA...I'm going to get Tis from the library asap.
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« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2005, 03:32:20 pm »
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Yeah Malachy McCourt is in Ash Wednesday. The thing is I had just finsihed reading it when I sat down to watch it and I saw his name come up on the beginning credits. I was like "Whaaat?!"

My Mum got me the box set, hardback of Angleas's Ashes and 'Tis. As my old Anglea's Ashes is actually falling apart. And she got it for 1.50 at a carboot sale when it should of been 40. Pretty good eh?
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