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Angela’s Ashes

Last week I went to Receive and during the flight I read more than 200 pages of Angela;s Ashes book. During these 8 hours, I couldn;t stop reading until the last page (which, by the way, is missing in my copy and I don;t know how the story ends). I started reading the book about two months ago, and I found it very interesting, but I was always very busy to read it faster. When I ;dived; into the book, it was like I were reading in Portuguese and Iwas so fond about how the story was going to end, what would happen to those miserable people, wrapped on a chain of bad bolts from the blue, one after another. I never heard or read such a story when nothing goes on for the good. When I was thinking, during the reading: ;well, now things will gets better;, another disgrace happened and McCourt family went down and down to the end of the tunnel without any small light to help them.
I always thought about countries like Ireland in terms offirst world, people having jobs, a place to live in, reasonable wages,no hunger, etc…I know the difficulties countries in Europe were through during the World Wars but I never thought about such a misery like McCourt family went through the years they lived in USA and the years after they came back to Ireland. My italian ancestors, who came to Brazil in the beginning of the 20thcentury, possible lived in Italy in such misery and poverty as we can learn reading Angela;s Ashes. Life wasn;t easy those days.
What a hateful character the drunk, irresponsible, selfish, lazy Malachy Mccourt. How come a father can drink all his pay-check with famished children at home waiting for food? How could he go to England to work and send money to his family and spend all the money in booze and send not a penny to them? We heard about people with drinking problems and I know that there are lots of people who acts like Malachy and I honestly despise them, specially …


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