Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

Written by: on Friday, October 15th, 2010

Yay! I didn’t think I’d ever finish this book. To start off with – I didn’t… really… like the book. My sister bought a box of books and while sifting through them all, the quote on the cover caught my attention. “The captivating novel of a boy’s magical summer.” It made me remember movies like “The War”, “Just Looking”, etc… Where the main character remembers a summer from their childhood many years ago. I figured the book would be a good read.

It starts in summer of 1928 with a young boy named Douglas Spaulding who makes the discovery that he’s alive. Then it becomes clear that the book is a collection of tales about people that live in Green Town. It’s just a flurry of characters coming and going to the point that I just couldn’t relate or care about them. domain webhosting info . It somehow relates to Douglas a lot or… whatever.

The beginning of the book was hard to read. I don’t want to say flowery language but it just got so wordy that I had no idea what the heck he was trying to say. It was like being in one of those tram tours. A good chunk of the ride was fine but there’s always those overgrown branches that keep rubbing up against the tram and even invading the inside and you’re left wondering why these people haven’t cut the branches back yet. After every page or two, I kept putting the book down. At last the book is done. fast domain Whew.

4 Responses to “Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury”

  1. avatar sandra says:

    i think your review was more enjoyable than the book.
    thank you.

  2. avatar Donna S says:

    The quote from the cover made me think this would be like “Blackberry Wine”.
    I do recommend it, just to get the taste of Dandelion out of your mouth. 🙂

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