The scenes, feelings, emotions were all very descriptive and the events were described with great interest.
Once I started reading 'Tis, I could not stop reading until the end.
This report prepared by Al Hewitt
‘Tis is the ending that Angela's Ashes required and the reader learns that some of Frank's parent's problems have come home to roost. Despite his ability to succeed in America, Frank finds himself trapped in dysfunctional relationships and making several alcohol-induced blunders. Frank's observations/experiences about America/Education in the 50's, 60's, and into the 70's seem very fresh through his Irish eyes (2 holes in the snow they may be). With this, ‘Tis takes on a more historical/documentary feel rather than a personal memoir. My wife felt that Frank whined a bit in ‘Tis and I'd agree that some of the later chapters about his teaching experiences contain some unnecessary tangents. You are left with Frank McCourt's bitter/sweet feelings on the death of Angela in New York and finally Malachy Sr. in Belfast.
This report prepared by James P. Crowley