Book Review of Angela's Ashes

Angela's Ashes
Angela's Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2


Okay, so I'm not a Frank McCourt fan. I'll admit that openly. I find his writing to be uncharacteristally whiney and without deep meaning as opposed to other Irish contemporaries of his. Although the story does portray a very real situation of growing up in certain areas of Ireland, McCourt fails to find beauty and meaning in anything around him, which is a shame. While I think this book should be read as a comprehensive shortlist of contemporary Irish literature, I have a few suggestions of my own that might lend readers to a more fair and balanced view of this genre.