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YMMV: Angela's Ashes
- Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The book was better received in America (where it won a Pulitzer) than in Ireland, undoubtedly due to its less-than-glowing depiction of Limerick. Ironically, much of its international popularity was likely thanks to the late 90s surge in Hibernophilia.
- Moral Event Horizon: Malachy Sr has several moments including:
- Putting his pint down on Eugene's coffin is sadly symbolic; the children die because Malachy Sr drinks away the dole.
- He drinks the money sent from his parent for the new baby Michael.
- The Woobie: The entire city of Limerick. Seriously, not one good thing happens for them in the book. But if we're choosing individuals, Frank definitely qualifies.