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tanaww
07-19-2009, 11:30 PM
Say what you want, I loved Angela's Ashes. He'll be missed.

Davian93
07-20-2009, 08:17 AM
Say what you want, I loved Angela's Ashes. He'll be missed.

He will definitely be missed. Angela's Ashes was a wonderful book.

WinespringBrother
07-20-2009, 11:55 AM
Damn, that's depressing. He was my old english teacher in high school. Probably the best teacher I ever had. He will be missed :(

Ishara
07-20-2009, 01:05 PM
Are you for reals? That is SO freaking cool!! (I mean that he taught you,not that he died...)

WinespringBrother
07-20-2009, 02:43 PM
Aye...

Of course, he wasn't famous then. He was a very cool teacher, and had a wicked sense of humor though. And he actually made you think and had interesting lesson plans, instead of just reading out of a textbook.

It was really strange when I heard about Angela's Ashes, and realizing he was this best-selling author.

I never read any of his books though. I really should do that...

tanaww
07-20-2009, 02:51 PM
Aye...

Of course, he wasn't famous then. He was a very cool teacher, and had a wicked sense of humor though. And he actually made you think and had interesting lesson plans, instead of just reading out of a textbook.

It was really strange when I heard about Angela's Ashes, and realizing he was this best-selling author.

I never read any of his books though. I really should do that...

I loved Angela's Ashes, didn't read 'Tis and didn't care for Teacher Man, if that helps. But his writing does lead me to believe he was a very good teacher.

Birgitte
07-20-2009, 03:08 PM
Really? It makes me worried about his English teaching abilities.


(He completely ignores grammar in Angela's Ashes. Right to the lack of any quotation marks.)

Seriously though, he will be missed. He seemed like a very interesting person.

DeiwosTheSkyGod
07-20-2009, 03:14 PM
Is the lack of quotation marks an Irish thing, though? It irritated me when I read Angela's Ashes, but James Joyce writes the same way in Dubliners.

tanaww
07-20-2009, 03:19 PM
We Irish do what we want. If we want quotation marks, we'll use the...

WHISKY!! W00t!

Ishara
07-21-2009, 07:25 AM
But B, isn't that a style point? Wasn't it written that way - in part, at least - to reflect the characters/ space/ time that the book was supposed to take place?

RogueSavior
07-21-2009, 11:51 AM
Yes, yes it was. B's just a snot.

Birgitte
07-22-2009, 12:15 AM
Yes, yes it was. B's just a snot.

Yup. That's me.:D I'm glad someone understands me.

tanaww
07-23-2009, 11:44 AM
Yup. That's me.:D I'm glad someone understands me.

Aren't you just a little afraid that it's RS? If he's the only one who understands you, you may be really far along the strange continuum.

Birgitte
07-23-2009, 02:12 PM
lol.... I'm okay with that.