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« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2005, 10:20:03 pm »
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What's a carboot sale? Like a garage sale... maybe? 
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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2005, 06:54:00 am »
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Go Laura's mum! I have the two copies of Angela's Ashes and one of 'Tis. I'm thinking of doing something about these books for my negotiated study in English. It's on the list..
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« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2005, 09:28:24 pm »
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I finally read through Tis, and I didn't like it nearly as much as Angela's Ashes.  Not sure why...maybe the first book felt more innocent.  Eh.
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« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2005, 06:04:13 am »
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I agree, brad majors (love your name, btw). Tis is great, but I really enjoyed the innocence of Angela's Ashes. I've only read Tis twice, but Angela's Ashes more than I can remember.
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« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2005, 06:41:45 am »
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I <3 Harry - Yeah a carboot sale is like a garage sale. Only out of the back of a car. It's...weird.

I like Angela's Ashes much more than 'Tis too. I suppose it's because I like learning about the growing up in Limerick and all the tales about his father and the people around him. like The Abott and Pa Keating.
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« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2005, 12:28:16 am »
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I think "the father, the spirit and the holy toast" thing was hilarious.  Or was that just the movie?  I sure hope not.

And thanks, le deux.  I really like Rocky Horror.  Heh. 
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« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2005, 02:40:23 pm »
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I think "the father, the spirit and the holy toast" thing was hilarious.  Or was that just the movie?  I sure hope not.

I can't actually remember. lol

I love it when he says "Forgive me Father for I have sinned it's been a minute since my last confession."

"A minute? Where you the boy who was just here?"

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« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2005, 03:39:38 am »
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Yeah, that book made Catholocism funny, which you have to admit is quite a feat. 
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« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2005, 05:30:23 am »
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There is a part similar to that in A Monk Swimming by Malachy McCourt. It's so cute. When he was younger and had to pray he thought it was '.. blessed a monk swimming' instead of '.. blessed amongst women.'

I would love to meet Frank McCourt. 


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I really like Rocky Horror.  Heh. 

Same here. It's my favourite movie. Brad is awesome. It's alright, Janet.

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« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2005, 11:54:57 am »
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I would love to meet Frank McCourt. 


Me too.

My Mum said to me yesterday at dinner while I just started talking about him "You'd like to meet him wouldn't you?"

She said that I should write to him via his publisher.

He did make Catholocism funny. And he made me even more intrested in it. Espically St. Francis. lol
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« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2005, 08:53:44 pm »
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I'm doing Angela's Ashes for my Independent Study in English. I think my essay topic is going to be something along the lines of To what extent is Malachy responsible for his family’s misery?

What are your thoughts on this? I love Malachy Snr. Does anyone know a good website or something that could help? I'm thinking of addressing:

Malachy's problem with alcoholism, the situation in Ireland (no work, money, he is discriminated against due to his Northern accent, etc) and the Church.

Suggestions would be greatly appriciated.
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« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2006, 10:05:47 pm »
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I just finished Angela's Ashes last night for the first time.  What a great book.    But, what a difficult childhood he had.  I ope to also read 'Tis and I've heard his new one, Teacher Man, is good too.  But, I can't right now.  I have about three other things waiting for me at the moment.
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« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2006, 07:35:05 am »
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Glad you liked it, Celebrian!

'Tis is good, it's cool to read to further the story, but I like the innocence of Angela's Ashes better. Haven't read Teacher Man, but my sister has it, so hopefully she'll lend it to me.
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« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2006, 09:57:11 pm »
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I hope to get to his other books in the not-too-distant future, but we'll see.

I have to say that it amused me a little that they were in Limerick.  Since I write limericks pretty much every day.

(OK, not exactly a big Ha Ha or anything, but a little chuckle here or there.  Maybe.)
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« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2006, 02:36:36 am »
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That is funny, Celebrian.

Frank was on the radio a few days ago. It was so cool to hear him speaking, I love his accent.
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