This is the first book of Bradbury I've dared to read in his original language, and while reading I was dazzled like the very first time that I adventured myself in this book.
The prose is enriched with a variety of nouns and captures the impressions of the young boys, projecting the reader in that enchanted time.
Scent of summer and memory of old days.
The open affection Bradbury has for his hometown and its inhabitants evokes a real sense of location, which results in the reader being transported right into the heart of a thriving community. Every character, no matter how seemingly small or insignificant, is integral to making this wonderful tale breathe life. Bradbury’s nostalgic descriptions are almost cinematic in nature. His belief in magic, not necessarily the witchy kind of magic, but the magic of people and timing is astounding. It’s the kind of magic where an old man can be called a time-machine, a child can feel the power of an entire town, and a pair of shoes can transform a young boys way of life to the point of superhuman speed; it lingers with you long after the last page...
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