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Angelas ashes (1 Viewer)

Victoria Island

Senior Member
has anyone read angelas ashes. I sarted reading it five minutes ago (i nough it from oxfam for 99p~) and i find it very good -- much better than the film.
what does everyone else think?
 

LoneWolf

Senior Member
I love Angela's Ashes. I thought it was hilarious/sad/disturbing. The ending is great...lol...I haven't read the next book, 'Tis, though I've been meaning to. I've heard it's not as good at A.A.
 

lisajane

Senior Member
Angela's Ashes was pretty big a couple years ago... didn't read it myself, haven't and probably won't. Just doesn't appeal to me.
 

Penelope

Senior Member
I've read Angela's Ashes and the sequel. I watched the movie too. The book was far grittier than a movie could ever be. The writer's skill at painting realistic images of destitute grime is formidible. It wasn't a pleasant read but it was well worth the effort.

I read Trinity too and adored it because it gave me some more scope into the class struggles in Ireland.

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Victoria Island

Senior Member
theres a sequel??

the only thing i found was that, being english, i almost didnt read it as at the beginning he said he didnt like the english because of the way they had treated the irish for 300 years but i though -- hey-- thats history now and its just judgemental.

Its a sad tale, i'm only up to the part where the steals the bunch of bananas from the italian grocers to give his twin brothers.
 

Penelope

Senior Member
yes, there's another one by Frank - 'Tis' which is similar but I liked it better. I'm of Irish decent and appreciate honest accounts of the lives led.
 

Victoria Island

Senior Member
im irish decent too, my family fled to england with intent of going to america but got jobs here in the UK and stayed. i guess im more english cos i have always lived here and my mum and dad are english (though their parenents arent my grandparents are irish, welsh and scottish)
I like the book so far its truthful and gritty and tells the truth about the poverty that they lived in.

also when i said judgemental -- i meant on my part. i hope everyone understands that/
 
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