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A Monk Swimming: A Memoir

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2001

    Bleedin' deadly

    This was an adventure... brilliantly written. A fun story, you'd think this fella a caffler.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2001

    A joyous account of lust for life!

    Frank McCourt focused on the differences between he and his brother in his first work, 'Angela's Ashes', and how Malachy was always the jollier of the two. Malachy proves this on his own in this wonderful autobiography which is a perfect compliment to his older brother's stories. Whereas 'Ashes' recounts the melancholy times spent in Irish poverty, and ''Tis' is the continuation, written in the same style of bittersweet angst, 'A Monk Swimming' is raucous, lusty, and amazing account of Malachy's arrival in America and life afterward - the drinking, the women, the travels, and the accidental fame, told in the way that only a good-humored Irishman can. McCourt twists the language in such a way that it is nearly ipossible not to laugh, but the wonderful thing about the book is that one is laughing along with him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 1999

    A Memmorable Memoir

    If you have read his brother's work you are left with the feeling that sommething very good finished too early and that you want more of it. A Monk Swimming does that job wonderfully.

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