Having recently finished Angela’s Ashes, by Frank McCourt, I couldn’t come up with anything to say except, “Wow.” The story, for those of you who haven’t read it, is one of uninterrupted pain and affliction. However, I wasn’t sure of the best format to display my “wow” until I saw “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” (I know, I’m incredibly behind the curve on that one), and decided to make a musical litvlog (literary video web log).
Having said that, please understand that this video is a joke. (For some reason, I’m having visions of rabid Frank McCourt fans pouring an ungodly rain of fury over my head in the form of angry comments.) The man was his generation’s Joyce (if that’s a compliment), he was a beautiful and lyrical writer, and he managed to show the humor in some incredibly unpleasant situations. That said, this video is just highlighting those unpleasant situations.
(Also, I know McCourt is “a long way from Ireland” because he passed away a year ago today. Work with me here.)