Ray Bradbury's moving recollection of a vanished golden era remains one of his most enchanting novels. Dandelion Wine stands out in the Bradbury literary canon as the author's most deeply personal work, a semi-autobiographical recollection of a magical small-town summer in 1928.
Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole wide world that lies beyond the city limits. It is a pair of brand-new tennis shoes, the first harvest of dandelions for Grandfather's renowned intoxicant, the distant clang of the trolley's bell on a hazy afternoon. It is yesteryear and tomorrow blended into an unforgettable always. But as young Douglas is about to discover, summer can be more than the repetition of established rituals whose mystical power holds time at bay. It can be a best friend moving away, a human time machine who can transport you back to the Civil War, or a sideshow automaton able to glimpse the bittersweet future.
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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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