there were high hopes because I actually loved Angelas Ashes his first book but this one really dragged around the 40th chapter. I stopped for a week then finally finished it...
I really hope he has another book. This is one of the best books I've ever read.
Way too much vulgarity. Seemed unnecessary to the story. Disappointed me. I really enjoyed Angela's Ashes, thought this would be as well done. Just too much obscenity.
After reading the 1st book "Angela's Ashes", I couldn't wait to read the 2nd book. A must read.
My first Frank McCourt book. Who would have guessed you could write a book about a young Irish immigrant who grew up to be a school teacher. His way of looking at his own and life in general is hilarious. Well written, well read.
Attorney - love to listen to audio books
Very good to find out what happens to Frank after finishing Angela's Ashes. He is truly a lovable character, an excellent writer and a fantastic performer/reader of his own books. I love his Irish accent. His books are laugh out loud funny and touching. I truly liked 'Tis, but I loved Angela's Ashes. It is easy to tell from reading Frank McCourt that he had a love/ hate relationship with his parents and I can truly understand why. They failed him miserably, but they had their good points too. I wish I could have sat with Frank at his brother's bar and listened to their stories and songs. The four McCourt brothers are so lovable, funny and lively. It is hard to believe they had such a hard childhood and turn out so vibrant and uplifting. I particularly recommend 'Tis to teachers. Frank McCourt's account of his teaching adventures are so funny and so real. He points out the absurdity of so many of the approaches schools have taken to "teaching" which ends up more "managing" of kids. I wish all teachers had McCourt's talents and outlook toward teaching.
Frank McCourt is hilarious, somber, reflective, and extraordinarily entertaining. He reads about the ordinary and extraordinary circumstances of his life with great skill and a unique, straightforward style. I can't imagine this book having had the same charm read by anyone else. I literally chuckled aloud and sprouted tears throughout.