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Book Review of Angela's Ashes

Angela's Ashes
Angela's Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Book Type: Paperback
reviewed Bleak, bleaker, bleakest on + 43 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2

If you enjoy reading about bad parents, alcoholism, extreme poverty, illness, and death, then by all means pick up Angela's Ashes. Why is it that many of the "critically acclaimed" books are unenduringly depressing? I understand that this is a memoir, and it is a miracle that Frank McCourt and some of his siblings survived this kind of upbringing, but it isn't exactly what I want to read about in my spare time.

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