Quote: Marc P @ August 9 2010, 10:43 PM BST
Yeah, now ignoring your other tips.
Am I only person to find funny that book?
Well, I am not sure whether you were joking or not, but I can easily understand that not everybody might agree on the fact that Angela's ashes is a funny book, so let me try to make my point a little more clear.
I want to say first that I read Angela's ashes about fifteen years ago, so I may look slightly differently at things now; anyhow as far as I can remember the novel is very sad indeed and sometimes weepy, yet I found the way the kid tells the whole story quite funny, and I think it is how the novel was meant and why this book was so much appreciated, because it's about never losing hope and always finding the funny side of things.
If you and your family live in need, and your father is an alcoholic and spends all his wage getting pissed, I understand it's quite a tragedy.
Anyhow poverty and misfortune are easily the subject for a comedy, since Dickens passing through Steptoe and son, One foot in the grave, and I think Angela's ashes can be regarded the same way as Great expectations.
By the way I am convinced that A confederecy of dunces is worth a reading, regardless you should have a different literary taste than mine.
I am eager to know whether I was able to make you see my point(I hope so) but, since tomorrow morning I am due to leave maybe for a week, I will have to wait eventually till then, now I should go to bed.