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May 05, 2010 08:02 PMRead

There are books which – while you read – cast such a magical spell that you steal time from your daily activities to spend on them - it may be while travelling or working in home or watching TV - ( in my case, I exploited time of IPL matches to finish it off); and when you are...Read More

Good for me.

Feb 22, 2017 03:42 PMRead

Before I get too deep into my review, let me just t say this Angela's ashes is one of the most depressing books I want to tell you . I have ever read that sai, is is also fascination, heartbreaking, searingly shown narration told in the face of extreme poverty and alcoholism .This absolutely...Read More

Simple Had Never Been So Good

Jan 14, 2017 12:01 AMRead

Angela's Ashes being the memoir of the one Frank McCourt is one to read for all ages and minds. From the most ill sought humour to the shocking aspects of life, the author has left no stone unturned to churn out the best tale from his boyhood; recollecting so many incidents would have been no ch...Read More

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Feb 12, 2006 11:52 AMRead

Forget about Dil Chahta Hai- This book is the granddaddy of all coming-of-age tales. Never have I come across a book so independent of self-pity.The scene is set - an Irish boy Malachy, living in the slums of Limerick, Ireland.This is an autobiography of Frank McCourt, and as far as I am...Read More

This Book Changed My Life

Mar 03, 2005 08:21 PMRead

As much as I try to avoid using cliques, I decided to use that title anyway since this book really did change my life. I was given Angela's Ashes as a Christmas present about 5 years ago, and then put it away and forgot about it for the following 2 years. Then one day I pulled it down off the sh...Read More

Books have been a source of knowledge for many centuries. There is atleast one book written on every single topic under the sun. Books are not only written to educate, they are written for leisure and even for the metamorphosis of the soul.There are a hundred categories to choose from when it comes to books.
Mesmerizing !

Jan 04, 2005 12:22 PMRead

In Frank McCourt's childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, the writing so clearly depicts his emotions from his past that is amazing what great detail is captivated in his memory. As the story progresses, young Frank grows into an older, wiser, more mature, and more responsible young man. He works har...Read More

Melodramatic? Well it sure surprised me!

Apr 10, 2004 08:22 AMRead

Here where I live (Iceland) books about bad childhood has become more and more popular over the last years. Books about extreme conditions for children, who have grown up to become talented writers. Children under extreme conditions, who have had to be tough to get through life's rough hours. Th...Read More

A Gem of a Book

Feb 12, 2004 08:41 PMRead

I read Angela's Ashes without any pre-conceived notions about its author or its contents. The book was gifted to me a few years back by Luke Fennell, then my boss, who picked it up on a trip to US. I read the book within a couple of days, and have since then lent my copy to many of my friends an...Read More

ANGELA''S ASHES- childhood of struggles & triu

Jan 15, 2004 06:53 PMRead

ANGELA”S ASHES: FRANK McCOURT“The grass is always greener on the other side”-this age old dictum always holds true when it comes to human beings and their desire to do well in life. However, in spite of how well they fare in the other side they cannot but fondly remember th...Read More

Angela's Ashes Amazes

Jun 24, 2001 05:49 PMRead

This book is one of my all time favorite reads. A captivating story, told with realism and frankness that makes the reader know that the story is real, and draws them in to the feelings and tribulations of the McCourt family. When the book ends, it leaves the reader wondering what happened next ...Read More

Hankies at the ready!!

Apr 27, 2001 12:35 PMRead

This is another film and book I have seen/read both.This is about poverty in Ireland and how a family cope through the eyes of a young boy, Frank McCourt. It tells of the pain and hardship suffered and the indignity of seeing his mother beg for food.Although this makes it sound somber, t...Read More

Angela's Ashes - Unforgettable

Apr 17, 2001 10:43 AMRead

I came to read it by way of hearing so much about it. Once I got the book from the library, I couldn't put it down.It's a story that is so honest, it's hilarious and heartwrenching at the same time.Through the whole of it, I wanted to go out there and grab somebody. I wanted to barge int...Read More

Sad but Inspiring

Apr 14, 2001 04:55 AMRead

I first learned of Angela's Ashes on opinion site. I first heard of it about the time that the movie was coming out. Although I don't usually go for sad subject matter, I was curious. I read a number of reviews and was cautious to choose those that did not reveal a whole lot about the plot. I wa...Read More

Good to read

4 days agoRead (via Mobile)

Hello friends, I am sharing my views on this book named Angela’s Ashes- Frank McCourt, I just want to say that this is so amazing, this book shows reality on poverty or monopoly, unemployment etc, this book is about a boy who was in depression and struggle for their life during the war time, int...Read More

Awesome book for everyone

11 days agoRead (via Mobile)

Angela's Ashes:A memoir is a 1996 memoir by the Irish-American author Frank Mc Court with various anecdotes and story of his childhood hood.Story:This story is Mc Courts and family.Mc court's born in Brooklyn, New York on 19th August 1930.Mc court's has two oldest son;Malachy& Angela's S...Read More

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