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review 2018-08-13 22:30
DANDELION WINE by Ray Bradbury
Dandelion Wine - Ray Bradbury

 

Once I realized there wasn't going to be a plot, but instead a loosely connected set of vignettes about boys coming of age, I relaxed and enjoyed DANDELION WINE.  I marked several pages that I wanted to quote in my review, but now find myself thinking that reviewing it is going to take some of the magic out of it for me.

 

I absolutely adored the end, (Aunt Rose got sent packing!), and there's no doubt that this book is steeped in nostalgia, but overall, it was a little too wordy for me. I would have liked fewer pages full of solid text and more dialogue, but hey, this is Ray Bradbury and I love the guy but I think The October Country is still my favorite of all his works.

 

Lastly, much as I love Ray Bradbury, I still hold Robert McCammon's BOY'S LIFE as my favorite novel of all time.

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text 2018-08-10 14:30
#FridayReads 8.10.18
Dandelion Wine - Ray Bradbury
Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found - Gilbert King,Kimberly Farr
Lucifer, Book Three - Ryan Kelly,Ted Naifeh,Dean Ormston,Peter Gross,David Hahn,Craig Hamilton,Mike Carey

 

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text 2018-08-08 19:55
DNF
Dandelion Wine - Ray Bradbury

This story is beautifully written but after struggling through 50+ pages I am calling it a day. It's not quite what I was expecting and seems to be a series of vignettes and loosely attached memories about summertime. Some of the vignettes were amusing but not amusing enough to hold my attention at this particular moment in time. I may try again when my mind isn't quite so cluttered. Right now I'm craving something darker.

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review 2018-08-07 08:44
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
Dandelion Wine - Ray Bradbury

The writing style is beautiful and evocative, but somewhat rambling and lacks a solid plot.  This novel is something of a intimate memoir of a small boy's life growing up in a small American town.  Personally, I didn't enjoy the book all that much - I found it tedious.  There were grand moments, but not enough to fight away the boredom.

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text 2018-07-26 18:45
Buddy Read of DANDELION WINE by Ray Bradbury
Dandelion Wine - Ray Bradbury

A few friends and I have decided that it was high time to read this book. A few others on Goodreads have decided to join us and I thoughT I would post here and see if anyone else wanted to join us. 

 

Start date: 8.6.18

Pace: In our buddy reads we each go at our own pace, using spoiler tags. 

Cost: Free! One only needs to be on Goodreads and to join the Horror Aficionados group. 

 

Here's a link: DANDELION WINE

 

 

We hope to see you there! 

 

                                               

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