A Monk Swimming

26th Aug 2018

Malachy McCourt

A memoir of an Irish immigrant to America. Leaving poverty behind Malachy builds a life for himself in America. His actions did not endear him to me. His alcoholism and treatment of his wife and family. But it might be an indication of where he came from. I finished it because it is the record of a life, nothing amazing, nothing devastating, just life for an Irish immigrant. Angela's Ashes is probably what I expected and instead got an shallow, self indulgent man.