World-renowned fantasist Ray Bradbury has on several occasions stepped outside the arenas of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. An unabashed romantic, his first novel in 1957 was basically a love letter to his childhood. (For those who want to undertake an even more evocative look at the dark... show more
World-renowned fantasist Ray Bradbury has on several occasions stepped outside the arenas of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. An unabashed romantic, his first novel in 1957 was basically a love letter to his childhood. (For those who want to undertake an even more evocative look at the dark side of youth, five years later the author would write the chilling classic Something Wicked This Way Comes.)
Dandelion Wine takes us into the summer of 1928, and to all the wondrous and magical events in the life of a 12-year-old Midwestern boy named Douglas Spaulding. This tender, openly affectionate story of a young man's voyage of discovery is certainly more mainstream than exotic. No walking dead or spaceships to Mars here. Yet those who wish to experience the unique magic of early Bradbury as a prose stylist should find Dandelion Wine most refreshing. --Stanley Wiater
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 01-03-1985
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Green Town
While no one can top Stephen King (for me), Ray Bradbury is certainly my second favorite author. His writing is so precise — he says neither too much nor too little — with nary a word out of place. He evokes emotions buried deep within me, every damn time. Dandelion Wine is magical realism mixed w...
This is a wonderful collection of short stories that flow almost seamlessly together. While the prose got a little too purple at times to suit my tastes, that's pretty much all I have to complain of. And lack of complaints from me in a review = high praise. I have family from Illinois, and my fath...
Let’s get one thing clear Dandelion Wine is not science fiction, it is not exactly fantasy either, though there is some element of magic realism to it. So if you are a fan of Ray Bradbury’s sci-fi books like Fahrenheit 451 is the second volume, followed by a couple more volumes which I have not read...
I am not a summer person, but this book makes me wish I was. The lazy days of summer, of enjoying the heat instead of feeling oppressed by it. Running all over town with my friends, disbelieving that the adults around me ever did the same. Bottling dandelion wine against the winter, when each day of...
I have never seen so many adjectives and adverbs, so many I'm not even sure which word they describe. When I'm 30% of the way into a book, I like to have some idea what is going on. Not in this one. The halting, spastic, nonsensical storytelling just leaves me asking why? If not for the descript...
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